FLINT, MI (WNEM) –
Police officers have many tools of the trade. The shotgun is one of their most deadly tools. But a recently completed inventory audit, the first the Flint Police Department has completed in 12 years, turned up some troubling results. Twenty shotguns are missing.
“You ask yourself, how could that happen? It’s the police station, the utmost security in Flint. How is something like this possible?” James Lloyd said.
“Could be just an accounting error or whatever, but of course, I don’t want to see more guns on the street,” Claire Holton said
via Audit finds 20 shotguns missing from local police department – WNEM TV 5.
Not implying that there is a conspiracy within the Flint PD to sell big boomers to gangs, but there is a certain pattern of carelessness by law enforcement about how they secure their firearms including the one federal agency in charge of guns.
If you do a Google search for guns stolen from police cars, your hair will stand on its end at the amount of returns….and that is if you consider that those are the cases that make it to the news. And just a reminder that some of those weapons are truly, honest to God, full auto Assault Rifles.
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First physical inventory/audit in 12 years??!! I check my safe at least once a year just to see if any of my guns have bred and blessed me with a new one. (And that does not count the checking of all the slots that are supposed to be filled every time I go in there to put the latest 50-round box of 22LR in safe storage – I swear my Ruger 10-22 will never go hngry again!)
It’s Flint, I expect no less. They had their problem when I was a kid 50 years ago. Some things never change.
Why can’t I be there when a cop leaves his AR on the roof of his car and loses it? But, being the honest person I am, I would turn it in. On my way back from the range. 🙂
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