Gun hell - where weapons collected in Seattle go to dieJanuary 10, 2013 @ 3:35 am (Updated: 9:26 am - 1/10/13 )
The Seattle Police Department blotter shows how they'll be recycled, the same way they melt down weapons from the evidence room twice a year.
During the department's last semi-annual "gun burn" in September, 168 rifles, a few knives, BB guns, license plates, and computer hard drives were sent to the Nucor plant in West Seattle.
The guns were all either from closed investigations and court cases, or were turned into SPD by owners who no longer wanted them.
The SPD has some pictures and a colorful description of how the weapons are melted and remolded into products "which can be used to build things like the 520 Bridge or Optimus Prime."
By LINDA THOMAS
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