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Hundreds of police-issued guns go missing in CA

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Firearms seized during a sweep by the Los Angeles Police Department using the California's Armed Prohibited Persons System initiative. The program uses a database to identify gun owners who are no longer allowed to possess a firearm. Damian Dovarganes/AP

Hundreds of law enforcement officers' guns in California are either lost, stolen or unaccounted for. That's the finding of a new Bay Area News Group investigation.

It puts the tally at 944 guns that have gone missing from a number of Bay Area, state and federal law enforcement agencies since 2010.

After two high-profile murders involving stolen police-issued guns in the Bay Area last year, new policies and regulations are being considered.

Joining Take Two to discuss:

  • Thomas Peele, investigative reporter with the Bay Area News Group newspapers The Mercury News and East Bay Times 
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