Monday, November 17, 2014



Note: As stated before, there is something very very wrong here.

Believe this situation needs an immediate Congressional investigation.

Some questions for our congressional staffers:

1. How many rounds (bullets) have gone through each rifle?
2. Does the agency have the records for each rifle?
3. If not, why not?
4. What is the average round count for M4's used by the U.S. Army and USMC?
5. What is the average MTBR (mean time between repairs) for these weapons?
6. Why are we hearing that it takes a "specialist" to do such simple tasks such as replacing a firing pin?
7. When it was a very basic part of cleaning / field stripping?
8. Have the "pool" weapons actually been "sighted in" by competent personnel?
9. If so, with the exact same ammunition as the agents carry in the field?
10. Or has the "sighting in" been just "pencil whipped" as so often happens with govt. agencies?
11. Has Colt and/or FN Herstal been contacted as to why so many M4's are "unserviceable"?
12. If indeed true, why have the weapons have become "unserviceable" with so little use?
13. Is there a detailed list of the alleged defects, part by part?
14. Have the end users (BP Agents) been adequately trained with the M4?
15. If not, why not?
16. Training & maintenance These are rifles, not ICBMs.
They were designed from the very start to be easily maintained. What happened?

Nov 14, 2014 5:41 PM
by Michel Marizco and Lupita Murillo

BP Union says 2,000 M4 rifles taken out of service

Border Patrol Union spokesman Shawn Moran says the Border Patrol inspected nearly 5,000 of its agent's M4 rifles and found 2,000 needed to be replaced.

News 4 Tucson Investigators first brought you the story about agents' M4 rifles being taken away, forcing agents to go without a rifle, or share with other agents.

Moran says the issue has been going on for at least a month.

The agency has 1a6,300 rifles in its armories.


No comments:

Post a Comment