Monday, November 6, 2017

USAF Dropped the Ball: Air Force Error Allowed Texas Gunman to Buy Weapons

The safeguards were already in place to help prevent a loser like Devin Kelley from legally obtaining a weapon. 
But, when people fail to do what they're supposed to administratively, bad things can happen.   

NY Times reports a day after a gunman massacred parishioners in a small Texas church, the Air Force admitted on Monday that it had failed to enter the man’s domestic violence court-martial into a federal database that could have blocked him from buying the rifle he used to kill 26 people.

The conviction of the gunman, Devin P. Kelley, for domestic assault on his wife and infant stepson — he had cracked the child’s skull — should have stopped Mr. Kelley from legally purchasing the military-style rifle and three other guns he bought in the last four years. But that information was never entered by the Air Force into the federal database for background checks on gun purchasers, the service said.

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