International Day for the Destruction of Firearms: Why is it celebrated every July 9 and since when? | ANSWERS

International Day for the Destruction of Firearms: Why is it celebrated every July 9 and since when? | ANSWERS
International Day for the Destruction of Firearms: Why is it celebrated every July 9 and since when? | ANSWERS

This July 9th marks a special date for the world, the International Day for the Destruction of FirearmsThis is an auspicious day that invites reflection and aims to raise awareness about the use of this type of device.

The main objective of this day is, without a doubt, to reduce the number of weapons in the world, since they do nothing but cause chaos on the entire planet and are used to unleash wars.

In 2001, the General Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons was held at United Nations Headquarters. Since then, every July 9th, the International Day for the Destruction of Firearms is celebrated worldwide.

According to Kiss FMOxfam, Amnesty International and the International Action Network on Small Arms are some of the organizations that are actively involved in the eradication of firearms. Some of their activities include, for example, the collection of firearms for later destruction.

In addition, talks are held, both in person and virtually, to raise awareness among the population about the negative consequences of the use of firearms.

A firearm is considered to be any device intended to propel one or multiple projectiles through the pressure generated by the combustion of a propellant.

 
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