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Stolen US military firearms used in violent street crimes

Stolen US military firearms used in violent street crimes



Press investigation has found that at  least 1  900 u.s military firearms were lost  or stolen over the last decade these are  guns that are meant for war  but they end up on american streets  albany district attorney says that  it is expected of any military base to  have extremely tighter provisions  and to make sure that their weapons or  any of the tools that are being used  on those bases do not fall into the  hands  of criminals but this is clearly not the  case  army pistols machine guns and automatic  assault rifles  vanished from military armories and are  used in violent crimes  including shootings and even robberies  i think it's frightening the idea that  on our military base uh a weapon could  in fact be stolen  and then that weapon could could end up  on an urban  uh center anywhere in the united states  security lapses included unlocked doors  sleeping troops and a surveillance  system  that did not record the pentagon and  armed services have justified the  situation saying that the missing  firearms  are a tiny fraction of the military's  stockpile  and some weapons are even recovered  literally hundreds of millions of  transactions with respect to small arms  in the course of a given year and of  course we have a very large inventory  yes several million  uh of these uh weapons inside the  inventory  so i think in the aggregate we take this  very seriously  and we think we do a very good job that  doesn't mean  that there aren't losses it doesn't mean  that there aren't mistakes made  it doesn't mean that that were perfect  the pentagon used to share annual  updates about  stolen weapons with congress but the  requirement  to do so ended years ago and the public  accountability has  slipped albany county district attorney  called this cycle of demonstration  listen  one gun creates a ton of devastation  and then it puts it on local officials  local law enforcement to have to work  extra hard to try to remove those guns  from community.

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