Sheriff Arpaio forced to return military weapons
PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is preparing to send back hundreds of weapons received under the US Government's controversial 1033 program, which sends military surplus equipment to local agencies.
Arpaio says the MCSO lost or misplaced 9 guns over 20 years, and is now being forced to return all items received.
So he's not only an asshole, he's also dangerously incompetent? Who knew?
You know, some of those "lost" or "misplaced" guns could easily have ended up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. So I will expect Darrell Issa to launch a full investigation any moment now.
Is it only 6? Seems like a lot more.
More than 100 agencies are "suspended" from the program for similar reasons, but Arpaio says to his knowledge, the MCSO is the only agency to be terminated.
Oh, Jeezus. Ya know, maybe giving military-grade weaponry to every local yokel county sheriff who ever made Paul Newman spend a night in the box might not have been such a great idea.
"We'd like to find them. We don't know where they're at. We keep auditing to try to find them, but way back then we didn't have the high tech computer system [to track them]," Arpaio explained.
You really need a "high tech computer system" to keep track of where you put the ASSAULT RIFLES?
You seriously need a computer for that? 'Cause I'm pretty sure this guy could handle that task:
How high-tech a system do you need? I'm thinking this system should be plenty high-tech enough:
Does your department not have one of these?
You put the guns in. You lock the door. You don't, and I can't stress this enough, you DON'T give every Tom Dick and Harry the combination. Then when Al Queda comes storming into Arizona, you unlock the safe and your assault rifles are ready to defend whatever it is you have in Arizona that you think is worth defending. It's not that complicated. And actually, it should really be even easier because you can lock the safe and lose the combination because you will NEVER EVER NEED MILITARY-GRADE ASSAULT WEAPONS TO PERFORM THE DUTIES OF LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT!!!
"It really doesn't mean anything. Look at the handguns. They probably don't work anyway. We have plenty of our own," Arpaio said Tuesday.
Oh, yeah. . . I totally don't even care. I wasn't even like using those anyway. I totally forgot we even had them. Yeah, I got like, a ton of other guns okay? I don't even need your stupid guns anyway.