Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
France. 2014 ‘Stockpile Management - Surplus.’ National Report of France on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 5, p. 6. New York NY: Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations. 1 January
10.4. When stocks are identified as surplus, what actions does your country take with regard to the surplus (check relevant boxes)?
a) Officially declare as surplus: [No response]
b) Take out of service: YES
c) Record by type, lot, batch, and serial number: YES
d) Store separately: YES
e) Other: [No response]
10.5. In disposing of the surplus stocks, which of the following methods may be used (check relevant boxes)?
a) Destruction: YES
b) Sale to another State: YES
c) Donation to another State: [No response]
d) Transfer to another state agency: YES
e) Sale to civilians: [No response]
f) Sale or transfer to legal entities (e.g. museums, private security companies, etc.): YES
g) Other: [No response]
10.5.1. If (a) Destruction is checked for Q.10.5, which of the following methods are used (check relevant boxes)?
i) Burning or melting: [No response]
ii) Open-pit detonation: YES
iii) Cutting/shredding: YES
iv) Bending/crushing: YES
v) Dumping at sea: [No response]
vi) Burial on land: [No response]
vii) Other: [No response]