410 weapons have already been deposited, due to abandonment, with the police and gendarmes of Eure-et-Loir

Over 350 long guns (pistols, carbines, etc.), more than sixty guns is near 20,000 rounds have they have already been collected in the police stations of Chartres and Dreux and in the gendarmerie companies of Nogent-le-Rotrou and Châteaudun.

The list of weapons handed over to the state has continued to grow since the Nov. 25 launch of thenational operation to abandon found or inherited weapons, which will end this Friday 2 December (At the end of the operation, an individual can always abandon his weapon by going to the police or gendarmerie to fill in forms, ed).

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More than 130 people have already handed over one or more weapons. Chartres police officers are very meticulous when they receive these different calibers.

“We must first secure the weapon, check if it is not loaded, before writing down the serial number. Then, it is stored in a safe place, pending the transfer of all abandonments to a police armory, for their destruction. »

Jeremiah (Chief of Brigade of the Chartres Police Station, in charge of managing the destruction of these weapons)

An impressive range of weapons

Free and without administrative formalities, the approach seduced Lucéen Marc Ménager, who came to deliver six 16-gauge rifles and two 9 and 14mm carbines.

“We are never safe from an accident when there are children in the house, nor from a burglary. I went to visit my aunts whose husbands, former hunters, died, and who end up with guns. After consulting with their children, they agreed to part with the guns, even if they are family souvenirs. ” 66 years old, this Lucéen appreciates the new device: “Before it was complicated, you had to fill out a whole series of documents. »

The chief of brigade at the Chartres police station lists an impressive range of weapons: “12-gauge Winchester rifles, Colt 45 pistols, Colt 45 revolvers, 16-gauge Vernay-Carron rifles, 22-gauge Browning shotguns and even P38s. Wesson. Most of these weapons come from legacies. There are also former hunters and sport shooters. »

You can throw swords, sabers, knives…

The safes are also filled with dozens of magazines. The policeman insists on the word “weapon”, in the broad sense of the term: “The individual can also give us swords, sabres, bayonets, electric pulse pistols, tear gas, knives, etc. »

… non-explosives

The operation does not concern bullets, grenades and various pyrotechnic devices. For this category, it is necessary to contact a police station or a gendarmerie brigade, which will forward the request to the Eure-et-Loir prefecture, which, in turn, will request the deminers of Versailles (Yvelines), competent in the Eure-et-Loir department.

This unprecedented national operation, comprising three hundred collection pointscoincides with the new device, created in February 2022, called the Weapons Information System (SIA), a digital platform on which gun owners must register.

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The old file concerned only hunters and sport shooting company dealers. “The new file obliges all those who own a weapon to register and declare it”specifies the sergeant-in-chief.

Gun owners charged. In France, about two million people possess weapons illegally, compared to five million with authorization (source: Ministry of the Interior). Five years’ imprisonment and a fine of 75,000 euros, that’s what the owners of the offending weapon or weapons incur.

Thierry Delaunay

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