Updated 08/01/2012 12:26 PM
Georgia Ammo Store Rounds Up Spent NYPD Shells
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Despite the mayor's crusade for tougher gun laws, some of the city's shell casings have ended up being sold to a Georgia ammunition store, where they are refilled and potentially sold to criminals.
Georgia Arms was the highest bidder at an auction for 14 tons of spent ammunition from the NYPD's gun range in the Bronx.
The store routinely refills casings with bullets and sells them, with no restrictions on buyers.
It's the exact type of loose regulations Mayor Michael Bloomberg has argued against.
The city's previous four sales of used casings were to scrap metal companies.
A spokesperson for the mayor's office tells us the City Charter prevents the city from restricting buyers at auctions.
All sales must be made to the highest bidder.