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People voluntarily handed over 40 homemade guns

Update: September, 06/2017 - 14:26
People of Quảng Sơn Ward are preparing to hand over weapons to police at the event. — Photo
Viet Nam News

ĐẮK NÔNG — Department of Administrative Management of Social Order under Đắk Nông Province Police collaborated with Quảng Sơn Ward’s People’s Committee in Đắk G’Long District to launch the weapons and explosives handing-over event on Monday.

At the Đắk S’Nao Village’s cultural centre, after studying the consequences of homemade guns and firearms to human health as well as government’s regulations on management and usage of weapons, explosives and other support tools; people voluntarily handed over 40 different homemade guns to the functional force.  

With every gun handed, they were rewarded with money and 20kg of rice.

Recently, there are seven homemade gun-related accidents happening in the area, killing five people.

Those brutal kinds of weapons can be simply made from cheap materials for hunting purpose. Managing them is a complicated process that needed the collaboration of both functioncal forces and local people. 

Homemade weapons are prohibited from common use. However, they were reportedly handled by people in rural and isolated areas of the Central Highlands provinces of Đắk Lắk and Đắk Nông or the central province of Nghệ An. 

This weapon and explosive handing-over event followed the previous efforts taken by Hà Nội and Nghệ An Province Police in reducing consequences of these tools. — VNS 

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