03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Springs Gun Auction: Cash-Strapped City Selling Confiscated Guns Back To Citizens

Gun displays are a fixture of police news conferences everywhere, allowing cops to pose for television cameras and tout weapons they've taken off the streets and marked for destruction.

On Saturday in Colorado Springs, police carefully laid out 81 confiscated guns in a conference room. This time, cameras were prohibited, and the only people permitted inside were potential buyers.

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