Now, I can't prove this. The serial numbered part is the firearm. The rest of the firearm can be stripped of all it's parts and then those parts can be sold. The serial numbered part gets destroyed. I know at least one person who has purchased one of the aforementioned parts. Again, I can't prove it but I do believe it to be true in some areas.
That makes more sense and I understand getting rid of firearms that have a body count on them, glad they aren't all just crushed up and melted down.I went to the buy back program last year in Kingston. The owner of Ruger's Custom Guns was there. He got all the legal firearms (aka all of them since he deals to leo as well, so can have everything except class 3 stuff) and all the illegal stuff ggot shipped upstate to be destroyed.
He could have been Obama's sonwhat an outstanding program! We truly need more of these, maybe even in rural NY (please note the sarcasm).
It surely works to prevent articles like this Cops: 15-year-old caught with semi-automatic handgun - Times Union