US military weapons keep disappearing, some being used in street crimes
In the first public accounting of its kind in decades Associated press investigation found that at least 1,900 U.S. military firearms were lost or stolen in the 2010s, with some reappearing in violent crimes. And that is certainly a minority.
Government records of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force show that pistols, machine guns, shotguns, and automatic assault rifles have disappeared from armories, supply stores, Navy warships, and elsewhere. These weapons of war disappeared due to security deficiencies not previously publicly reported, including sleeping troops and an unrecorded surveillance system.
In one case, authorities linked an Army pistol stolen from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to four shootings in New York before it was recovered …