Firearms Lost: GSA's Administration of the Surplus Firearm Donation Program, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Government Operations of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourtheenth Congress, Second Session, March 2, 2016 [open pdf - 966KB]
This testimony compilation is from the March 2, 2016 hearing, "Firearms Lost: GSA's Administration of the Surplus Firearm Donation Program," before the Subcommittee on Government Operations of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the prepared statement of Carol Ochoa: "Federal agencies are required to report to GSA [General Services Administration] when they have excess property, including firearms, available for transfer to other federal agencies. Excess property that is not needed by other federal agencies then becomes available for use by state and local agencies. Donations of federal firearms to eligible state and local law enforcement agencies are for exclusive use by that agency and only for law enforcement purposes. Since 1999, GSA's surplus firearms donation program has coordinated the donation of surplus firearms from federal agencies to state and local law enforcement agencies, working with State Agency for Surplus Property (SASP) representatives. To request surplus firearms, a state and local law enforcement agency must first submit a donation request to SASP officials. SASP officials then initiate the donation transfer process using GSA's web- based property transfer system (GSAXcess), and submit the donation requests to GSA for approval. Once GSA approves the request, the donating federal agency transfers the firearms directly to the state or local law enforcement agency. [...] The OIG [Office of Inspector General] found that GSA's database records of firearms donations were incomplete and inaccurate, and that inventory controls were not sufficient to monitor firearms donated to state and local law enforcement agencies." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Carol Ochoa, William Sisk, and Steve Ekin.
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