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This California Project Turns Confiscated Guns into Metal Rebar

 - Aug 7, 2015
A new project from the Los Angeles County in California will soon turn 3,400 confiscated guns that would otherwise be destructed into metal rebar for construction projects.

More than 80 million tons of steel is recycled annually in the United States, particularly because its magnetic properties make it so easy to isolate from other recycled materials. Once these new construction materials have been created, they will be put to use for the construction of local roads and bridges.

This gun-repurposing initiative is reminiscent of the Purple Buddha Project, which turns old weaponry pieces into jewelry items that promote peace. As gun control debates continue across the country, projects like these prove that old weapons can be given a new life that's much more helpful to the community.