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U.S. Park Police Can't Keep Track of its guns!

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by pyrdek, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. pyrdek

    pyrdek Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    NW PA
    U.S. Park Police Can

    Excerpts from the US Department of Interior IG's report on the U.S. Park Police failure to know how many guns it has, where these guns are, what these guns are and on and on.

    "During our reviews of USPP field office armories, however, we discovered more than 1,400 extra weapons. These included 477 military-style automatic and semiautomatic rifles. The USPP has a force of approximately 640 sworn officers. We also discovered a number of weapons that, according to USPP officials, fulfilled no operational need."

    and "Investigators concluded that the Park Police not only can’t keep track of the guns it has but it hasn’t disposed of guns more suited for collectors than lawmen. The agency still has 20 M1 Garand rifles, the standard field gun in World War II, and four Prohibition-era tommy guns. The inspector general noted that these weapons are of “limited” use."

    and still more: "In another instance, the agency in October 2011 sent a list of 18 pistols, shotguns and rifles it described as lost or stolen to a national database. But it never launched an internal investigation. The guns, it turned out, had been destroyed or given to other agencies — or they were still in Park Police possession, according to the report. One Remington shotgun remains missing."

    There is a lot more to this story and you can read more details, including the full IG Report Here.
  2. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Eastern Washington
    Here is that nasty FOX News report on it!

    Maybe they got buried with Vince Foster!!
  3. shannon391

    shannon391 Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    You know how those parks can get....