Paul Quander, deputy mayor for public safety, said Mr. Sykes will be processing paperwork and will serve as a secure conduit for the guns and not put them on display for sale.
“He will conduct the same kind of business that he conducted previously,” Mr. Quander said. “A lot of it is by paper.”
Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier’s remarks on the arrangement mirrored those of the mayor, particularly regarding the efficiency of housing all firearm procedures under one roof.
“If this is the best solution,” she said, “then it makes sense to locate the business close to MPD’s Firearms Registration office here at headquarters, at least temporarily, where anyone purchasing a firearm must come anyway to register the guns.”
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