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Is gun confiscation a form of dismemberment?

At first thought, weaponry seems like a bad addition to the Olympics (unless we're talking marksmanship, archery or, if you want to go ancient, javelin and shot-put). However, there's a role for weapons in the Olympics that doesn't culminate in competition or a swift arrest -- it just involves a quick, compulsory melting. London's Metropolitan Police force recently announced that 58 tons of confiscated guns and knives -- plus some keys thrown in for good measure -- will be recycled into girders for the 2012 Olympic Games site in Stratford, East London.