The steel was publicly melted down under the supervision of the Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional, then used to create 1527 shovels, one for each donated firearm. The same number of trees was planted as a contribution to reforesting the region, transforming an object designated for violence into one that enables life.

Palas por pistolas, 2007
Shovels for Guns
10 shovels cast from surrendered guns
Acquisition through the SHCP Pago en Especie program, 2019