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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain security concerns at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Production Facility, concentrating on four allegations: (1) a machine gun misfiring resulting in injuries; (2) a security guard's handgun discharging; (3) rifles being shoved into employees' stomachs during security exercises; and (4) a machine gun attached to an armored vehicle being pointed at street level during routine patrols which endangered facility employees.

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