Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Senators commence bipartisan thrust to administer prevailing background checks law

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Kayla Schwartz | 08 November, 2017, 18:09

He was convicted of assaulting his wife and infant stepson, was sentenced to a year in a military brig and was handed his involuntary walking papers by the U.S. Air Force.

But despite his history of domestic abuse and questionable behavior involving firearms, Kelley was able to purchase the Ruger AR-556 rifle he allegedly used in the shooting from a store in San Antonio, Texas in April 2016, a law enforcement official said. This gunman should not have been allowed to purchase firearms and should have been arrested when he tried to do so. But a 1946 law, the Federal Tort Claims Act, abolished federal government immunity for suits by private citizens who were harmed by a federal employee's wrongful or negligent act.

Cornyn, asked about legislation restricting guns, told reporters on Tuesday that "I think that gets us into a stalemate again". Kelley received a bad conduct discharge, confinement for 12 months and a reduction in rank, she said.

But for reasons still undetermined, the Air Force never entered Kelley's criminal record in the Federal Bureau of Investigation database that is used to verify the accuracy of a gun purchaser's responses.

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Adam Winkler, a UCLA law professor who has written about firearms issues, said a judge who heard such a case should be able to draw a connection between the omission of the shooter's name from the database and the bloodshed at the church. Treasury calls for looser oversight of insurers MORE (R-Texas) said on Tuesday that he will introduce legislation aimed at strengthening the gun background check system in the wake of a deadly mass shooting in his home state. But the correct records were never sent to the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). "It's critical that each of the military services take the steps necessary to ensure that similar mistakes have not occurred and will not occur in the future". "This is a mental health problem at the highest level".

Democratic Senator Chris Murphy says the federal background check system is broken. Although there are no waiting periods under federal law, a check that turns out inconclusive can be extended for three business days for further investigation.

The FBI admitted that something like this happened for Dylann Roof, who killed nine people at a predominantly black church in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015: Roof should have failed a background check for a handgun purchase after admitting to illegally possessing controlled substances in the past, but the FBI examiner did not obtain the shooter's record in time.

"It would also underscore the weakness of not having universal background checks", he said. The actual loophole is that someone can meet with a private seller at a gun show - or, increasingly, over the internet - and buy a firearm from that person without a background check.

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