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Federal authorities are working with the Christian County Sheriff's department to determine why some of the department's fully automatic weapons are unaccounted for.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that interim Sheriff Dwight McNiel says in a 19-page report that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is working with the department to account for the missing weapons. The report says the weapons may have been legitimately transferred to another agency or authorized firearms dealer.

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