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After investigations in Anniston, Army investigators believe more weapons are missing in Georgia

After investigations in Anniston, Army investigators believe more weapons are missing in Georgia

We continue to track the 98 weapons that went missing from the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) in Anniston.

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The CMP is administered by the Association for the Promotion of Firearms Training and Safety, which was established by an act of Congress in 1996. For this reason, the program does not fall under the jurisdiction of the ATF.

We contacted every member of Congress who represents Alabama and asked if they were aware of this incident and what they can do as legislators to improve firearm safety and take accountability for locations where significant numbers of guns go missing.

At the time of publication, there has been no response from the Senators or Representatives we have contacted. We will continue to follow up.

We also learned that this is not the first time the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Southern Field Office has initiated an investigation into missing firearms.

On May 16, the Army CID’s Southern Field Office was informed that 31 pistols had disappeared from an equipment pool at Fort Moore, Georgia, between March and May of this year.

As part of this investigation, a reward of $5,000 is being offered for credible information leading to the recovery of the guns or the arrest of the person(s) responsible.

There have also been cases of weapons accessories and other military equipment disappearing from the Anniston Army Depot. In May, eight people were convicted in federal court in connection with thefts there.