Department of Homeland Security officers lost nearly 300 guns over a two-year span, leading to disciplinary actions and increased training, according to a new federal report.
An inquiry by the department's inspector general found that most of the weapons -- including handguns, shotguns and military rifles -- went missing as a result of negligence on the part of employees.
Nearly 200 of the guns were lost in "bowling alleys, public restrooms, unlocked cars and other unsecure areas, with some ending up in the hands of felons," USA Today reported.
The report outlines 289 missing firearms from fiscal year 2006 through 2008. Some of the guns were lost in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and others were stolen from safes.
Most of the weapons were never found.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
The government loses 300 guns in two years
The only people that the gun controllers think are responsible enough to carry firearms, loses 300 guns.