Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Norway. 2012 ‘Firearms Destroyed.’ National Report of Norway 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. 17. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations. 1 January
Actions taken during the reporting period
10.6 During the reporting period, has your country destroyed surplus stocks? YES
10.6.1 How many SALW were destroyed? Include details on destruction.
About 20.000 SALW were destroyed in 2011. The majority being surplus and obsolete weapons belonging to the Armed Forces. The destruction is normally carried out by grinding/milling at a civilian facility under supervision of representatives from the Armed Forces. In addition 2218 older police- and civilian-possessed SALW of small calibre were destroyed by the police.
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]