All kinds! But for your department's purposes there are three levels of firearms that may be transferred to a "bonded public warehouse on the licensed premises of a firearms dealer":
(a) restraining-order firearms
(b) donated firearms
(c) abandoned firearms
(d) safekeep firearms
The key phrase for storage is "bonded public warehouse on the premises of a licensed firearms dealer". Liability transfers from the Police Department to the licensed, bonded dealer who must adhere to strict guidelines regarding the transfer and disposition of the firearms. Most police departments have neither the time, facilities, personnel, or insurance necessary to deal with this complicated and time consuming task.
No. All it takes is one quick phone call. We do the rest. We come to your department. We inspect, inventory, describe and receipt all firearms, on-site. We handle all paper work, notices, firearms transfers or liquidations in compliance with all State and Federal laws.
Chapter 140 Section 129D authorizes the licensing authority to only transfer firearms for storage to a "firearms dealer who has a bonded public warehouse on the licensed premises" after the licensing authority has taken possession of the firearms by any means.
Firearms storage at no cost to your department. Firearms storage liability one step removed from your department.
Restraining order firearms may be transferred at any time according to Chapter 140, section 129D. It is not necessary to have a court hearing, especially in the case of a large quantity of guns or an extremely rare or valuable collection where the department wishes to be once removed from liability.
Donated firearms may be transferred or sold at any time. We can handle the complete process from inventory to liquidation and forwarding proceeds of the liquidation.
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Abandoned firearms may be disposed of after one year of initial surrender. They may, however, be stored immediately in a bonded public warehouse on the premises of a licensed firearms dealer.