A Detroit suburb and its police department plan to sell more than five dozen firearms to the public.
The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reports Center Line long has conducted public auctions of used office equipment, government vehicles, bicycles and other forfeited or unclaimed property, but left pistols, rifles and shotguns in storage.
Under a plan approved by City Council with an auction company, Center Line's public safety department plans to sell the weapons. About 40 handguns and 26 long guns have accumulated for at least 10 years, including some used by public safety officers.
Councilman Ronald Lapham, a retired police officer, says he disagrees with the sale and worries someone might be killed with one of the guns.
Public Safety Director Paul Myszenski says the plans are proper.