The Gwinnett County Commission this week approved a contract with Montgomery, Ala.-based Gulf States Distributors to purchase 62 guns for $10,760.
Gwinnett County police Cpl. Ed Ritter tells WSB Radio that it marks only the second time the department has held a public auction for firearms that were seized during a crime. In the past, police destroyed them.
Ritter says the highest bidder must be a licensed firearms dealer.
The money raised from the sale will go to the police department.
Ritter says the department plans to hold auctions twice a year from now on.