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Less Guns, Less Violence

Argentina moves forward in firearms destruction

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

16 May 2012

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Less Guns, Less Violence

As part of the National Voluntary Surrender of Firearms Program, on 5 May, the National Registry of Weapons and Explosives of Argentina, RENAR, proceeded to the destruction of 10,745 firearms in the city of Campana, Buenos Aires…

The destruction of firearms in Argentina has been adopted as State policy to reduce gun violence in the country. Since the program was launched in 2007, 160,531 weapons have been taken out of circulation in Argentina.

The surrender of firearms and ammunition is voluntary and anonymous and in exchange people receive a financial incentive that varies between $45 and $140, depending on the type and caliber of weapon surrendered.

The method used for destruction takes place in two stages: first, the crushing of weapons, and then melting them using a high temperature foundry furnace…

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