Now Where Did I Put My Gun?

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The Department of Homeland Security may be the most ironically titled organization in history.

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform leaders want to know how and why Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials lost 165 firearms in three years.

Panel chairman and Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Subcommittee on National Security Chairman and Florida Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis asked for DHS inventory records and policies in a letter Friday to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

The letter was prompted after the news website Complete Colorado reported last month that DHS marked 1,300 badges, 589 cell phones and scores of firearms lost or stolen between 2012 and 2015. DHS’s poor firearms security “shows that the department is consistently unable to safeguard sensitive property.”

Now the key word in this article is “lost.” These guns and badges were not lost, and they aren’t sitting in Jeh Johnson’s junk drawer. They were, for all intents and purposes, stolen, and most likely out on the street. Think about that the next time DHS claims they have our best interests at heart.

12 thoughts on “Now Where Did I Put My Gun?

  1. I thought everyone received a gun and a badge when they came across the border. I’m surprised the total is that low quite honestly. The EPA, Dept of Education and Homeland Security need to just go away.

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  2. Cathy – I don’t see it getting better anytime soon.

    Mike – They can take my Prell from my cold dead hands!

    RG – I looked him up on Wikipedia, thinking it was a nickname. Nope, his name is “Jeh.” What the hell is that about?

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  3. The paperwork for tracing every item missing should be easily traceable. If not, every employee involved should be fired. No one can be this incompetent. Maybe a RICO prosecution would be in order???

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  4. Doc – There is a ton of paperwork we have to fill out when we lose a gun – thankfully it rarely happens – but any gun job (lost, stolen, an arrest) comes with mountains of paperwork. If DHS’ paperwork is lacking, they should be held accountable.

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  5. We will only be truly safe when the only people that have guns are the police and military. Sorry I threw up in my mouth a little as I was typing that. The Feds keep “losing” them in San Francisco too. DHS should be disbanded or reduced to a small planning agency.

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