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Confiscated Criminals’ Weapons Nets $90K for Law Enforcement

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 Guns confiscated during criminal arrests in 2016 have netted Kentucky law enforcement nearly $90,000 dollars in state grant money.

The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security administers the Law Enforcement Protection Program which allows the State Police to sell confiscated weapons to federally-licensed firearms dealers.  Proceeds from the public auction are then awarded to city, county, public university, sheriffs and school district law enforcement agencies across the state. 


KOHS awarded grants up to $19,000 in the past year, including money for three state universities to purchase Tasers and related equipment. K-O-H-S began the program in 2008, since then more than $4.5 million in grants has been awarded.  


Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.
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