Here’s some food for thought as well. Imagine if YOU “lost” a weapon and gave the authorities the same lame excuses these police departments are offering up, do you think they would be as understanding and forgiving for you as they seem to be for each other?
Huntington Beach California for instance received 23 M-16 rifles. Those aren’t AR-15 rifles, those are actually military, select fire, M-16′s and they are “missing” one. Now, unless some Catwoman like super villain could somehow waltz into their armory and ensconced a rifle in their pocket as they walked out I wonder WHO could have taken it.
Huntington Beach Police Department Lt. Mitchell O’Brien tried to both assure that it was not stolen by some citizen but also offered some tepid defense that it may have been melted down.
“Probably, [it was] one of those things where we used it for parts and the spare parts probably got discarded at some point — but again, it’s inconclusive. But we are pretty confident nobody got into our armory and took it. Bottom line is the gun is not here and we were suspended from the program”
Well I’m glad he’s PRETTY CONFIDENT that nobody got into their armory and took it. But from his wording he is referring to a break-in…not somebody who had a key.