Firearms Controls: Federal Agencies Have Firearms Controls, but Could Strengthen Controls in Key Areas

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "In March 2001, the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General reported that the Immigration and Naturalization Service could not account for over 500 of its firearms. Furthermore, in July 2001, the Federal Bureau of Investigation disclosed that 449 of its firearms were lost or stolen. Given the possible threat that lost, stolen, or missing firearms poses to the public, GAO assessed (1) the consistency of federal agencies' firearms controls with federal internal control standards and related criteria; and (2) compliance by Justice and Treasury agencies ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. June 13, 2003.

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "In March 2001, the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General reported that the Immigration and Naturalization Service could not account for over 500 of its firearms. Furthermore, in July 2001, the Federal Bureau of Investigation disclosed that 449 of its firearms were lost or stolen. Given the possible threat that lost, stolen, or missing firearms poses to the public, GAO assessed (1) the consistency of federal agencies' firearms controls with federal internal control standards and related criteria; and (2) compliance by Justice and Treasury agencies with established firearms controls and improvements made to strengthen and enforce controls."

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United States. General Accounting Office. Firearms Controls: Federal Agencies Have Firearms Controls, but Could Strengthen Controls in Key Areas, report, June 13, 2003; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc291179/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.