Police Destroy Over 50,000 Illegal Guns and Knives in China

Over 2,000 replica guns and 3,000 restrained knives were confiscated in Kunming this year. (Image: Chinanews.com)
Over 2,000 replica guns and 3,000 restrained knives were confiscated in Kunming this year. (Image: Chinanews.com)

How many guns and knives have you seen at once? These illegal weapons confiscated in Kunming look like a small mountain.

Kunming police destroyed all the illegal firearms collected so far this year on Nov. 28, Sohu News reported.

According to police records, there’ve been 278 firearm and 59 explosive-related cases in Kunming since February.

In total, they confiscated:

  • 838 firearms
  • 49,292 military bullets
  • 94 shells
  • 31 hand grenades
  • 28,792 pounds of explosives
  • 46,374 detonators
  • 25 miles of fuses
  • 32,329 restrained knives
  • 21,221 replica guns
  • 1,984 pounds of highly toxic chemicals

All the metal is melted down and recycled, as well as the plastic, which is crushed and recycled.

If this is just from Kunming, how many illegal weapons are there in the rest of China… and what are people planning to do with them?

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