ATF Joins Investigation of Gun Museum

9-27-05 - The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is joining the investigation of a state-run gun museum in Claremore.

The investigation of the JM Davis Arms and Historical Museum comes after state Auditor Jeff McMahan reported last week that three cannons and about 6,000 guns are missing from the museum.

Officials have said one gun from the museum was found at a crime scene in New York and another was found in Maine.

ATF agent Jeff Cochran in Tulsa says at least 300 pages documenting guns at the museum are being reviewed. The museum had about 20,000 firearms when it was founded in 1969, including guns of famous outlaws such as Jesse James and Pretty Boy Floyd.