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Chile Destroys More Than 13,000 Firearms as Part of The "Surrender Your Weapon" Programme

hile destruye más de 13.000 armas de fuego en el marco del programa "Entrega tu arma"

Euronews

12 November 2021

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Pistolas, escopetas, revólveres y fusiles. Chile se deshace de más de 13.000 armas de fuego incautadas en operativos o entregadas voluntariamente por ciudadanos. Una iniciativa del Gobierno, que se realiza cada año y que forma parte de la campaña "Entrega tu arma". El objetivo: evitar que las armas personales caigan en manos de criminales y limitar los riesgos asociados a la posesión de armas en el hogar.

270.000 armas destruidas desde 1990

A través de un programa que busca reducir las armas de fuego y especialmente aquellas armas de fuego en manos peligrosas. Y ese programa nos ha permitido destruir a lo largo de los años cerca de 270.000 armas", explicaba Sebastián Piñera, presidente de Chile.

El programa comenzó en 1990. Las armas son, en un principio, inutilizadas y finalmente destruidas. Son fundidas tras haber pasado por una prensa hidráulica.

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[Translation by GunPolicy.org]

Pistols, shotguns, revolvers and rifles. Chile disposes of more than 13,000 firearms seized in operations or voluntarily handed in by citizens. This government initiative, which is carried out every year, is part of the "Surrender your weapon" campaign. The objective: to prevent personal weapons from falling into the hands of criminals and to limit the risks associated with gun ownership in the home.

270,000 weapons destroyed since 1990.

Through a programme that seeks to reduce firearms and especially firearms in dangerous hands. And that programme has allowed us to destroy nearly 270,000 weapons over the years," explained Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile.

The programme began in 1990. The weapons are initially rendered inoperable and eventually destroyed. They are melted down after passing through a hydraulic press.

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