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Swords Into Ploughshares: Guns Transformed Into Rebar for Bridges and Freeways

Guns taken off the streets by California police agencies have become a new source of materials for steel reinforcement on bridges and freeways around the Southwest.
August 4, 2015, 12pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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According to an article on Global Construction Review, "the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in California said this week it would melt approximately 3,400 confiscated firearms and use the steel as concrete reinforcement."

"The weapons will be melted into steel reinforcing bar, better known as ‘rebar,’ and transformed into elements of construction for upgrades in freeways and bridges in Arizona, California and Nevada," adds the post to elaborate on the eventual fate of the weapons.

The project will melt an expected 5.25 tons of guns this year. In addition to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, ten other police agencies from around the state contribute guns for the annual event. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works donates the trucks to transport the weapons.

Hat tip to Bldg Blog for sharing the article.

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Published on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 in Global Construction Review
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