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Some stolen US military guns used in violent crimes

In the first public accounting of its kind in decades, an Associated Press investigation has found that at least 1,900 U.S. military firearms were lost or stolen during the 2010s, with some resurfacing in violent crimes. Because some armed services have suppressed the release of basic information, AP’s total is a certain undercount.

Shocked by the investigation, the Pentagon’s top general signaled last week that he will consider a “systematic fix” to how the armed services keep account of their firearms.

“I was frankly shocked by the numbers that were in there,” Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Appropriations Committee at a hearing Thursday.

Read much MORE in Sunday’s VINDICATOR.

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