The Danish government contracted with a local scrapyard to destroy hundreds of locally seized firearms. This kind of story is frequently seen in countries with strict gun control legislation where fine pieces of engineering and history become destroyed because … I don’t know why.
I should’ve probably written “GRAPHIC” in the title because watching hundreds of firearms being destroyed is nothing short of being a depiction of a graphic violence for any firearm enthusiast.
Why do they destroy these firearms? It is beyond my understanding. Why make a pile of firewood and scrap metal out of a nice side by side shotgun or Luger and Walther pistols or even the most insignificant firearm just because they’ve been unlawfully owned by someone. It just doesn’t make any sense. It is like destroying vehicles that have been driven without a license.
Obviously, they are facing a problem to do something with these guns. But there are a number of better solutions. Why not resell them to the civilian market the guns that qualify for that purpose? Even if they don’t want these guns to be used anymore or the legislation doesn’t allow that, then why not to donate (even if after deactivation) some of the historical pieces to a local museum. I bet many of these guns would be a great addition to any historical museum collection.