It is the first auction of its kind, and the PSP in Lisbon has been swift to assure VIP punters that none of the weapons involved have been used in murders, suicides or any other horrors. They were all seized in “police operations” and have “commercial interest”, a spokesman told Lusa.
The 260 shotguns and pistols are to go under the hammer in Moscavide today and tomorrow (Wednesday).
They will be available to bids from judges, lawyers, gun collectors, members of the Armed Forces and citizens “legally exempt from holding a gun licence”.
Almost all the weapons are the kind used in martial arts – and proceeds will be going to the PSP solidarity fund.