Thursday, December 29, 2011

Goodwill - Not Just For Used Clothing Anymore

I like Goodwill thrift stores. I have found lots of great Aloha (or Hawaiian) shirts there which are great for concealed carry. The Complementary Spouse loves them for finding things that she can convert into craft projects.

According to this story from WFMY-TV in Greensboro, North Carolina, donations to Goodwill are getting better.
A Goodwill employee can now tell a story of sorting through donations and finding a gun in a sock.

Although the gun was found Monday, Police in Wilkesboro said they got a call from the Goodwill store, on Gateway Ave, on Tuesday. The caller said an employee had found an "unusual" donation inside a sock of some donated clothes.

Because of all the donations that had come in, workers said they have no way of knowing who donated the pile that included the gun.
If I knew they had guns, I'd never drive past another Goodwill without stopping!

The story doesn't say what the final disposition of the found handgun will be by the Wilkesboro Police Department.

H/T The Gun Wire


  1. I guess we know one way that criminals without access to "No Questions Asked gun 'bybacks'" can get rid of their crime guns. Stick them in a sock and drop them in the Goodwill bin.

  2. I'm not sure I'd call the law. They probably couldn't resell it to the public (I don't know the laws concerning such) but surely they could sell it to a dealer. I once found $100 in a shirt pocket on some rags bought from the Goodwill. I think it must have been someone's mad money and his wife donated the hiding place. I've wondered if he ever told her