This idiocy is an insult to Keystone Cops everywhere.
A few of my personal favorite choice selections from the report. Do you think YOU would get a 3 day suspension for ANY of these offenses? More like 10-20 in a Federal Penitentary!Remember, this is the agency that declared jihad on 300,000 Mom-and-Pop Gun Stores over the past decade. (Emphasis added)
Special Agent left weapon ON AN AIRPLANE!!!!!!! Later returned to agent by airport authorities.
Special Agent left her weapon in her purse on a shuttle AT AN AIRPORT! Later recovered from Airport Police.
Special Agent left weapon in dressing room of clothing store. The agent did not report the loss. Supervisor learned of loss when local police ran a trace.
Special Agent left weapon in a gas station bathroom. The agent did not report the item missing and did not immediately retrieve it when it was recovered.
Link to Government Report (PDF):
Business Week Story Link:
Tantalizing Commentary Excerpt:
It is especially troubling that that ATF’s rate of loss for weapons was nearly double that of the FBI and DEA, and that ATF did not even know whether most of its lost, stolen, or missing laptop computers contained sensitive or classified information,” he added.