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Agency wants to exchange old guns for newer ones

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YUMA, AZ (AP) -

The Yuma County Sheriff's Office is seeking approval from county officials so they can exchange guns that have been sitting in an evidence room for new models.

The Yuma Sun reports that the guns have been voluntarily handed over to authorities, forfeited through court orders or were department-issued that were pulled out of the lineup because of age.

The guns have been sitting in an evidence room for years.

The agency needs to replenish its armory and is hoping to use a law that lets police offer seized or unclaimed guns to gun dealers for sale or trade.

The agency will seek bids from dealers who would inspect the weapons, and the winning dealer will take the guns in exchange for guns and ammunition for sheriff's deputies.

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