The coroner in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania is required by law to auction off unclaimed evidence after a year. So this November, 97 guns will be auctioned off to the public. The guns are extremely popular and sometimes sell for twice their retail value. Why? Because they work, for one–there’s proof in a grave somewhere. The coroner, Ken Bacha, told Pittsburgh’s Action News he didn’t know exactly why the guns he auctioned were so popular: “Was it just the novelty of it, that this gun took a life? I’m not really sure.”
The guns being auctioned are almost always from accidental deaths or suicides. (Guns used in homocides are retained longer for evidence at trials.) Bacha told the TV station that people have been calling about the guns and that there has also been a lot of interest on the Web. The auction will be at 10 am on November 8. It’ll be crowded–here are the guns that are up for grabs.