Friday, September 30, 2022

Why Ordinary People Cannot Be Trusted With Guns But the Government Can

9/22 Office of the Inspector General:

Audit Results Since September 2015, the NDB has been responsible for disposing of thousands of ATF-owned firearms and firearms seized for forfeiture each year by the ATF and other Department law enforcement agencies. In August 2019, a former contract security guard stationed at the ATF facility in Martinsburg was sentenced to 14 years in prison for stealing thousands of firearms, firearm parts, and ammunition from the NDB facility from 2016 to 2019. The events that led to this conviction triggered two internal ATF inspections of the NDB facility and an OIG investigation that resulted in the identification of several vulnerabilities that enabled the thefts to occur undetected, as well as recommendations for corrective action by the ATF’s internal inspection groups. 

Why they are commonly called BATF-Troop.  If you are too young the reference to the TV show F-Troop will be lost on you.  It was not a very clever show, but funny when you are eight years old.  Shall we say this was not one of the U.S. Cavalry's elite units?