I am not sure of the best forum for this one, so mods, feel free to move... some years ago, on one of my battalions first tours to a sandy place, a captured AKM and SKS were brought back to the UK. However, both weapons had to be well and truly deactivated, with all the working parts being welded shut, i think even the safety catch now cannot be moved. To me, this strikes me as being a waste of resources. Captured foreign weapons could be used as training aids to familiarise troops with the preferred weapons of our enemies. Surely we have captured enough so allow a respectable ratio at each unit e.g. a section's worth at a company location etc. If they were stored in armouries, with the same safeguards for our own weapons then what kind of legal issue would there be?