By Joe Ferguson | Arizona Daily Star
City police officers sort through guns surrendered as part of a 2013 gun buyback program.
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has issued an ultimatum to Tucson over its policy of destroying confiscated handguns and automatic rifles.
Stop the practice immediately or face an expensive court battle, the office has warned city officials.
“To be clear, if the Council does not intend to promptly undertake such action to remedy the issues regarding the destruction of firearms identified in the Office’s report, then the Office plans to file a petition for special action with the Arizona Supreme Court shortly thereafter to obtain a resolution,” Assistant Attorney General Brunn Roysden wrote in a letter to city officials last week.