February 21, 2017
APD 17-003109

In January, 2017 Abington Police disposed of 185 guns that had accumulated in secure evidence storage since 1998.  The guns were ones that had been surrendered to APD for disposal or that otherwise could not be returned to a qualified owner.  The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office obtained a court order for APD authorizing the disposal of these guns and on January 26, 2017 these guns were disposed of under the watchful eyes of Abington Police Evidence Custodians.  The guns were taken to a foundry where they were first put through a shredding process and then the remnants were melted down in a high temperature furnace.   Photos of the guns are included below.

 

Approved for Release by:
Chief John A Livingood

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