Farewell to arms: Los Angeles County sheriff melts down 7,044 confiscated guns

Posted by The King Slayer 2018 years ago in News
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The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shared video of 7,044 confiscated guns being melted down to make steel reinforcing bar. The annual event, overseen by Sheriff Jim McDonnell, saw 7,044 confiscated guns -- totaling 19,840 pounds -- being melted down to make rebar for construction use including freeway and bridge upgrades in California, Nevada and Arizona. The guns melted Thursday were destroyed in compliance with California Penal Code 18005(c), which calls for the destruction of weapons that can't legally be returned to their owners or sold to the public.

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