Friday, March 15, 2019

Why Only the Government Should Own Guns

3/12/19 CBS News:
Washington — The Justice Department launched a multistate search Tuesday for firearms and firearms parts stolen from a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) facility, sources familiar with the situation told CBS News.
The chief concern, the sources added, is that the weapons may fall into the wrong hands. Along with staging a criminal and internal affairs investigations, ATF officials have also notified the Justice Department's inspector general — who, in the past, has been critical of some ATF weapons disposal procedures.
Authorities have one suspect in custody, who they've identified as Christopher Lee Yates. According to court documents, officials found "a firearm concealed in a book bag on the front passenger seat floorboard" when they searched his vehicle March 1.
Agents later determined the pistol had a serial number on it. The ATF computer system confirmed the firearm had been listed as "disposed" by the ATF's National Disposal Branch on August 2017.
It was disposed of but not the way they expected.

1 comment:

Eskyman said...

"The chief concern, the sources added, is that the weapons may fall into the wrong hands."

1. If they were in the possession of the ATF, they were already in the wrong hands;

2. The weapons were stolen by thieves, but the ATF is concerned they "may" fall into the wrong hands? I'd say they went from one set of crooks to another set, and neither bunch should have them!