They Melted Down 22,000 Firearms in Belgium, Recycling Them Into Steel

Belgium recently melted down over 22,000 firearms into 60 tons of recycled steel.

Half of the firearms were collected from members of the Belgian public. The other half were police weapons that are no longer used.

Carina van Cauter, governor of East Flanders, said in a statement: “The result is impressive: 22,457 firearms have disappeared from our society… It is obviously positive for the security of our citizens that these weapons are no longer in use.”

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