On Wednesday, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed the FBI to perform a comprehensive review of the bureau’s database contain data on future gun owners. Sessions wants to know who critical info on the Texas church shooter was not included in the record.
The U.S. AG thinks that the omission is “unacceptable.” On Nov. 6, 2017, 26 Texan churchgoers were shot dead and 20 more injured in one of the state’s deadliest shootings.
The shooting happened one month after another gunman opened fire in Las Vegas during a music festival. Fifty-eight people were killed, and hundreds were injured in what was deemed as the deadliest mass shooting in the country’s history.
Sessions believes the killers have lied when applying for a gun license and wants agencies involved to look into the matter. He said that the massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas, can only add to the suspicion that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (Nics) misses critical info on people that should not carry guns.
This is alarming and it is unacceptable,
Key Data on Texas Church Shooter Missing from Nics
The AG wants the FBI and other federal agencies to perform a “comprehensive review” of the said database and inform the Department of Justice on the findings. Sessions pledged to come up with measures that would bar people who are not fit to own guns from buying them.
Critical info about the Texas shooter Devin Kelley was missing from the Nics. In 2012, Kelley was convicted in a domestic violence case brought against him by his first wife. Under the U.S. law, people convicted of domestic assault are no longer eligible to buy a gun.
The gunman, who was a former Air Force serviceman, committed suicide while trying to evade the police.
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