AP: US Military Guns Lost, Stolen From California Bases

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Military weapons including assault rifles and heavy machine guns have been lost or stolen from bases in California. An Associated Press investigation into firearms missing from the U.S. armed services shows at least 111 guns disappeared or were recovered in California between 2010 and 2019. The weapons are among at least 1,900 U.S. military firearms that AP learned were unaccounted for during the last decade. Intended for war, some guns ended up on America’s streets. Army pistols, for example, were used in violent crimes including shootings and robbery. ┬áMilitary officials say missing firearms are a tiny fraction of their stockpile, and note that some are recovered.