I saw a show on the (History channel?) The other night. I did a search but didn't see any previous posts about this. What a shame. LOS ANGELES, June 22, 2006 - Thousands of guns confiscated in Los Angeles County were melted down at a Southland foundry Thursday to be recycled into rebar. http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=4298449 'These weapons are an example of the firepower that law enforcement personnel throughout the nation face on a daily basis,' Sheriff Lee Baca said as he held a Mac-11 semiautomatic pistol. 'All these weapons will be melted into construction steel to become freeways, parks, hospitals and schools,' he said. More than 6,000 guns were scrapped -- because of their high nickel and chrome content -- at TAMCO Steel Inc. in Rancho Cucamonga. Today's event was the 13th annual melt-down as part of 'Project Isaiah,' named for the bibilical passage about beating swords into plowshares.