Humanium Metal x Maine Gun Safety Coalition
From 2021 Billion Acts Awardee Humanium Metal. Check out the campaign page here.
We are convinced that Humanium Metal can make a real difference in the US.
We launched Humanium Metal in the US, because our community constantly asked us to. We know that the current climate on gun violence is heated and feels overwhelming for many. We see Humanium Metal as a tool, that contributes to gun violence prevention in a very tangible way.
We support police stations and community-based organizations to facilitate gun destructions of illegal seized and collected guns. These guns will be completely destroyed and cannot fall into the wrong hands anymore. And we don’t stop there. We transform the metal from the guns into Humanium Metal, a stainless steel used at commercial scale. The income-generated always goes to non-profits working in the affected communities.
We launched Humanium Metal in the US in 2021, in partnership with the Maine Gun Safety Coalition and one single police station, that dared. On June 11th , we have our second destruction with eleven police departments signed up. We believe that this is just the beginning. We want to see people coming together for gun destructions all over the country.
In total, Humanium Metal partnered with 11 police stations and organizations for several different gun destructions and violence-prevention events.
"Side by side with volunteers who turned their weapons in, we shared our cause, combined our strength with amazing people and literally destroyed hundreds of weapons! These police departments dared to take an important step towards the security of their communities. Each weapon is transformed into a symbol of hope and financial means to to violence prevention in their communities.
You will never see what could have happened with these firearms – says John Kilbride Police Chief at Falmouth PD, one of the many PD’s who took part of destroying around 300 weapons that will be turned into Humanium Metal. These 300 weapons are the latest contribution to the more than 12,000 weapons that has been destroyed within the Humanium Metal network. Thank you all PD’s, volunteers and organizations for your hard work!"