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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

Lie on a firearms background form? What have you got to lose?

Anyone who wants to buy a gun from a licensed dealer is required to fill ... The lax approach is an argument for universal background checks. Otherwise people blocked from a purchase from a dealer may ... read more

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Other viewpoints: Lie on firearms background form?

A report last year said most Chicago crime guns were possessed by adults who were not original purchasers and were legally barred from gun ownership. Claiming to buy a gun ... for universal background ... 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

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

Editorial: Time to punish those lying and trying on gun forms

Anyone who wants to buy a gun from a licensed dealer is required to fill ... The lax approach is an argument for universal background checks. Otherwise people blocked from a purchase from a dealer may ... read more

Editorial: Enforce gun application laws we have

Anyone who wants to buy a gun from a licensed dealer is required to fill ... The lax approach is an argument for universal background checks. Otherwise people blocked from a purchase from a dealer may ... read more

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

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

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

Editorial: Lie on a firearms background form? What have you got to lose?

Anyone who wants to buy ... blocked from a purchase from a dealer may simply go to a private seller, who under federal law is not required to do the background check. Americans have plenty of disagree... read more



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