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Nuclear Unicorn

(19,497 posts)
Fri Jul 10, 2015, 06:31 PM Jul 2015

So Dylan Roof bought his gun illegally

He slipped through the cracks because law enforcement -- you know, the ones who would enforce gun laws -- couldn't get the information that would have disqualified him into the NICS in a timely manner.

A vendor can put the exact same amount of information into the system in order to perform a BGC to facilitate a sale at a gun show or a retail establishment but the authorities can't light the fire in time to keep a gun out of a killer's hands.

Remind me again how more laws will make this better.

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So Dylan Roof bought his gun illegally (Original Post) Nuclear Unicorn Jul 2015 OP
shush not suppose to point out stuff like that. nt littlewolf Jul 2015 #1
In Virginia we have the NICS and a state check system. ileus Jul 2015 #2
This one is on the feds, not the locals gejohnston Jul 2015 #3


(17,502 posts)
3. This one is on the feds, not the locals
Fri Jul 10, 2015, 07:15 PM
Jul 2015

They told the feds, but the feds screwed up.

After Roof tried to buy a gun from a dealer outside Columbia on April 11, an FBI examiner found a felony drug charge in his record -- but in follow-up the examiner missed that Roof had actually admitted to possessing the drugs during his March arrest, Comey said. That admission should have barred Roof from buying the gun.

With no word from the FBI examiner, the dealer allowed Roof's purchase to go forward on April 16, according to the FBI director.

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