FBI 9mm Justification FOIA


One of our loyal followers, who was very interested in the FBI 9mm Justification article from last year, submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the FBI’s 9mm Executive Summary of Justification for Law Enforcement Partners. Our reader then provided us with a copy of the FOIA.  The FBI’s FOIA subject is titled: FBI Academy Caliber Specific Ammunition Trial. We figured someone else would have released the documents they had by now, as so many stated they also had it and vetted it, but no one has.

Our reader requested a lot of information in the FOIA and gave me the specific information requested. I would like to point out (Paragraphs 2 & 3) of the FOIA letter.  Paragraph 2 states, “Material consisting of 6 pages has been reviewed pursuant to Title 6, U.S. Code § 552 and this material is being released to you in its entirety with no excisions being made by the FBI”.  Paragraph 3 states, ” For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories of law enforcement and national security records from the requirements of the FOIA. This response is limited to those records that are subject to the requirements of the FOIA”.

After reviewing our readers requested information and vetting it through some of our sources, certain information requested in the FOIA is listed as Law Enforcement Sensitive/Classified by the FBI/Gov and that information was not released in the FOIA. This is the reason for the Appeal process outlined in Paragraphs 4 & 5. The Executive Summery is identical to the one we received over a year ago through official channels. I think we have done our due diligence on vetting the info. The info is identical and accurate to what we previously had and we can now release the actual Executive Summary.

I did make small changes for our previous article, as I stated for ease of reading, and you can now see those small changes. Bellow is the FOIA given to use and I have redacted specific information at the request of the owner/provider of the FOIA.

You can see our original article, with an easy to ready text of the Executive Sumary here: 2014/09/21 FBI-9mm-Justification-FBI-Training-Division

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