The gunfight has been developing for a long time.

The inventory of Sheriff Glenn Smith’s weapons become a campaign issue during the last election.

Just days after the issue emerged, Sheriff Smith reported a bunch of weapons were stolen from his marked truck, including a machine gun. No one has talked about what happened to the weapons since.

Then a Dolcefino Consulting investigation of the Sheriff’s gun inventory and invoices raised lots of new questions. They didn’t match. The record keeping was sloppy at best.

In February of 2016, County Commissioner Russell Klecka called for an outside audit. Instead the County Auditor agreed to get it done in a few months.

It’s been more than a year, and Klecka has had enough.

Wednesday, Klecka will call for a new independent audit, done by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

If the auditor has finished the audit, then the county should let folks have a look. We’ve asked to see all the documents again.

It won’t be the OK Corral, but expect a fight.

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