The Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission in Colorado is using the Bible as justification for recycling assault rifles into garden tools (video below).
According to KRDO-TV, the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission announced that it was partnering with Mike Martin of RAWtools to launch the 'Guns-to-Garden Tools' project.
The Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission said the idea was based on Isaiah 2:4 from the Bible: “And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”
Colorado Springs lawyer Mike Warren, who purchased an AK-47 assault rifle after the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks, donated his weapon and said: “I always had it in the back of my mind, there might be something I needed it for. Sounds stupid now.”
Warren brought his gun to a bike shop in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Monday to have it destroyed. Sparks flew as a buzz saw cut through the rifle’s barrel.
The mass killing of 20 elementary school children in Newtown, Connecticut, was the “last straw,” according to Warren. “I offer this up for my own penance. It’s worth some money but I couldn’t very well turn it back over into the system. I would then become an arms trader myself.”
“This thing will turn a human being into rags. The fact of the matter is, upon reflection, I concluded that it would be stupid for me to keep thing. And now it’s gone.”
Artist Mike Martin told The Gazette that the remains of Warren’s firearm would be “heated, reshaped and turned into a garden trowel, a cultivator and a weed puller.”
The tools will then be donated to Ranch Community Garden, a non-profit project that provides plots to residents who do not have garden space.