Twenty-eight guns were either lost by or stolen from agents at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives over the course of three years, a watchdog report released this week revealed.
, authored by the Office of the Inspector General, found 26 instances where ATF firearms were either lost or stolen. It went on to identify another pair of firearms the agency had seized as evidence that was lost. The investigators found that only about half of the firearms that went missing have been recovered, with one known to have been used in the commission of a crime.
This is the government agency which regulates and tracks America's lead-slingers. They can't even keep tabs on their
pieces. How ironic.
The ATF being this disorganized is no surprise when you think about how many
wife-beating basket cases pass background checks
. A notion we've been trying to drill into leftist pea brains for years. The ATF isn't capable of monitoring their own guns and enforcing the current laws. One can't help but doubt they'll fare much better with a dozen extra volumes of regulations.
A schoolboy has a better chance
leaving Kevin Spacey's "puppet show" unmolested
than a government agency has of being competent. Here's hoping the ATF will track down the rest of those missing heaters or the pistolas will at least find loving homes. Also, given their experience, hopefully the ATF will be patient and understanding when we "lose" our guns come confiscation time.