Swords to Ploughshares Northeast

Tuesday November 16, 2021

Photos by Libby O’Neill / The Town Common

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Newburyport hosted Swords to Ploughshares Northeast Sunday at the church.

Swords to Ploughshares brought a forge to St. Paul’s to repurpose guns that have been surrendered through buy-back programs. The guns were melted and made into garden tools. 

The Swords to Plowshares reduces the number of guns on our streets and repurposes them for positive community action.

The guns are repurposed into gardening tools either by prisoners in participating prisons, crew members from reentry programs or by volunteer blacksmiths.

The finished tools are donated to community gardens, agricultural high schools or used as donation incentives. 

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