Military Firearms in Ferguson and Beyond: Arms Transfers to Civilian Law Enforcement Under the '1033 Program'
JURIST - Forum, Sept. 3, 2014
5 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2014 Last revised: 9 Oct 2015
Date Written: September 3, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida, discusses the Department of Defense Excess Property Program — commonly known as the '1033 Program' — under scrutiny for the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and concludes that this will result in stricter delineations concerning military cooperation than ever before.
Keywords: National Security, Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Defense Support to Civilian Authorities, DSCA, Arms Transfers, Law Enforcement
JEL Classification: H50, H56, H70, H82, K42, N40
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