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<span style="font-weight: bold">Maybe Philadelphia should practice what they preach. </span>


<span style="font-weight: bold"> <span style="font-size: 17pt">Philly police say M16 missing from storage locker </span> </span>

<span style="font-weight: bold">The Associated Press</span>
Monday, April 15, 2013

<span style="font-weight: bold">PHILADELPHIA</span> - Philadelphia's top police official says an M16 rifle is missing from a department storage locker.

Commissioner Charles Ramsey has announced at a news conference Monday that a regularly scheduled audit showed that one weapon was missing, the M16. He says only a few officers had access to the safe where the guns were located at the Philadelphia Police Training Academy in northeast Philadelphia.

Ramsey says someone was either careless or the gun was stolen by one of the department's own officers. He says he does not think the weapon could have been stolen by anyone outside the department
 

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A little more information.
Funny you will need to search the local Philly’s electronic news providers to find anything listed about the missing gun but if this was just someone reporting a missing gun and not knowing how long its been gone, they would be raked over the coals and made the front page of the news.

My question is why a Metro police department needs 1356 fully automatic's? I doubt there are 500 officers that are proficient in their use.


One of Philadelphia Police Department’s M-16 Assault Rifles Is Missing

By Mark Abrams
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating the disappearance of an M-16 assault rifle from its own inventory.

This morning, police commissioner Charles Ramsey held a press conference to announce that during an audit conducted last week the department learned that one of the 1,356 Vietnam-era M-16 rifles given to the PPD by the federal government in 2009 is missing.

Ramsey said it is not clear whether the weapon was stolen by a member of the department or whether the discrepancy is merely a paperwork error.

He says the M-16s — in the process of being converted from fully automatic to semi-automatic operation — are kept behind a locked, alarmed door at the Philadelphia Police Academy in Northeast Philadelphia.

Regrettably, the commissioner added, there is no video camera watching that door, which has a pushbutton combination lock. He added that only a “limited” number of people have the combination.

Ramsey says he is confident the weapon was not taken by someone from outside the police department. He emphasizes that at this point the weapon is not accounted for, and if the rifle was in fact stolen he will make sure the perpetrator faces federal prosecution.

Probes by both the police department’s internal affairs unit and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms are underway. The FBI has also been notified.
 

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When RonM retired they still were using blackpowder pistols
 

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only in Philly....rendell came and took it and now they noticed it was missing so of course they will call it clerical
 

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Seriously when I retired we were still using .38 spec and that is what I continue to qualify with annually...
 
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