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Background check blocked alleged killer from buying gun: report

A Tennessee man who allegedly killed his former boss with a hatchet attempted to buy a gun days before the incident, but was blocked from doing so by the state’s background check system, WZTV in Nashv... read more

How to Fix Background Checks

All of which raises important questions: We have background checks ... did not report the conviction to the NICS, another person with a violent past was able to buy a gun and commit a mass atrocity. A ... read more

Gun-rights group calls background checks ‘utter failure’ after failing to flag Dylann Roof

“Dylann Roof, the alleged killer ... expanding background checks to include “gun shows and online purchases.” “Dylann Roof’s arrest on a drug charge, combined with his admission of prior drug use, sho... read more

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Bad diagnosis, clerical errors, background check lapses led to missed warning signs before mass killings

Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz has become the latest mass killer who was able ... The FBI said at the time a background check examiner never saw the arrest report and couldn't find details when R... read more


Mentally ill may buy guns with ease: Most U.S. states not forwarding crucial mental health recods to database used to screen gun licenses

The mentally ill can still buy ... new report by the anti-gun advocacy group Mayors Against Illegal Guns. It showed that 23 states submitted fewer than 100 mental health histories to the National Inst... read more

The Daily 202: Koch network warns of ‘McCarthyism 2.0’ in conservative efforts to harass professors

Robert Costa and Sean Sullivan report from Capitol ... post them online. . . . The firearms, which are mostly made of plastic, are untraceable because they do not have serial numbers, would not requir... read more

Clyburn: FBI should clear gun purchasers before store sale to prevent tragedies

Under current gun laws, the alleged killer of nine African ... a licensed dealer until a background check is completed,” Clyburn said, who wants to close what he says is a loophole that allows dangero... read more

Big-city money, hunters clash over gun background checks

"Darien's homicide remains unsolved six years later in part because the murder weapon was sold without a background check — meaning police can't follow the trail to her killer ... blocked, the loophol... read more

Fact-checking 6 claims made in the congressional gun control debate

Democrats were pushing for a vote on two measures: one that would have expanded mandatory background checks for gun purchases, and one that could have stopped those on terror watch lists from buying f... read more

Dylann Roof shouldn’t have been allowed to buy a gun: FBI

"If she had seen that police report," Comey said, "that purchase would have been denied." Under law, if background checks aren't completed within three days a gun ... wanted to buy an AR-15, the type ... read more

How Republicans Have Been Making Gun Laws Worse Under Trump

Trump Blocked a ... Select Committee on Gun Violence that would “study and report back common sense legislation” to stop mass shootings. She also asked him to take up a bipartisan bill that would esta... read more

Senate votes down proposal to bar gun sales to terrorism suspects

proposed expanding the background checks to include sales at gun ... killer -- said last week that he would meet with the NRA to discuss options. Before the vote, Feinstein argued that under her bill, ... read more



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