LA County Sheriff turns guns into rebar

This has to be one of the most innovative recycling projects in the world. Last Monday morning, Sheriff Lee Baca at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s headquarters announced that 8,300 seized firearms had been destroyed. The following morning they were converted into steel reinforcing bars, also known as rebar, to be used for upgrades to freeways and bridges in California, Nevada and Arizona.

  • DJ

    What a waste! Take’em inland to UT, AZ, ID, CO, WY and auction them off! They’re worth more as guns than as scrap metal. This could boost the city budget by millions of dollars, depending on what the weapons are and how many are street-legal.

    Ironically, melting them down gives the gun companies more business, as it takes guns out of circulation that one way or another will be replaced.

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