last stop

A guns first stop is rarely its last. Eventually after years of conflict, many small arms end up in unsecured or poorly managed stockpiles.  Left unchecked, they continue to be a direct threat to local people, as illicit armed groups continue to steal, smuggle and sell around 1 million weapons a year.  Destruction of these surplus and illicit stockpiles ends the cycle of that gun’s violence. It saves lives and stabilises communities.