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10 July 2015

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steve

AS I read the article, it seems that having felony drug charges filed against a person does not preclude a gun purchase. Is that correct? The examiner knew charges were filed but that was not sufficient cause, and she needed to know he had confessed.

Steve

oofda

It also suggests that some people should be fired for incompetence. There needs to be consequences to failure.

SAC Brat

Is this a byproduct of Congress starving the FBI of funds to keep them from having a useful computer system and database that could, say, help in counterintelligence tracking how foreign agents work with Congress? I remember a few years ago an FBI director losing his temper in a Congressional hearing over funding versus what Congress wanted his department to do.

Fred

Steve,

The weapon was allegedly received in a private transaction. To quote the second WAPO article:

"... 40 states that do not require background checks for private gun transactions, like the one that allegedly took place between Roof and his father. "

The father should have known his son was a drug users and not competent to own a firearm.

turcopolier

fred

What 2nd Wapo article? pl

Eadwacer

The same thing could have been said about airport security and 9/11. "You had one job..."

Fred

Col.,

The link is embedded in the article you linked to.

elanecu

I apologise for intruding; but the article seems to be this, from June 19th.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2015/06/18/the-legal-loophole-that-allowed-dylann-roof-to-get-a-gun/

turcopolier

elanecu

"Roof didn’t need to go to a dealership. According to his uncle, Roof received a .45-caliber pistol from his father in April for his birthday, Reuters reports." According to FBI Director Comey's statement yesterday the Reuters article the Post was relying on was incorrect. Roof bought the gun from a licensed dealer, the legally required background check was conducted and the FBI failed to detect Roof's legal status. https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/statement-by-fbi-director-james-comey-regarding-dylann-roof-gun-purchase pl

turcopolier

fred

This FBI statement makes the whole thing clear. https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/statement-by-fbi-director-james-comey-regarding-dylann-roof-gun-purchase pl

Fred

Col.,
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2015/06/18/the-legal-loophole-that-allowed-dylann-roof-to-get-a-gun/

Fred

Col.,

Yes, that clears up quite a bit of confusion. I think there are many metropolitan areas with a similar geography. It will be interesting to see what kind of changes the FBI Director intends to make to prevent a repeat occurrence.

scott s.

They (those who want additional federal gun laws) are arguing now that three business days are insufficient to complete a NICS check.

steve

Thanks. So it si true. You can have a felony charge hanging over you and if it has not been decided yet, you are still able to legally purchase a gun. I had though felony cases need to first be resolved, but that is wrong.

Steve

Tyler

Scott,

The Left moving the goalposts yet again?

Let me tell you how shocked I am.

Tigershark

Col.

Perhaps it was not the FBI's fault.

http://www.41nbc.com/story/d/story/jail-clerical-error-acknowledged-in-church-shootin/42212/C1EzBqjYq0WthiW_u9vPfA

Garbage in, garbage out comes to mind. So perhaps a waiting period long than three days might be a good idea.

Fred

Steve,

That's right, accusation is not guilt. Too bad that concept is not acceptable to you. The question that should be asked is where were mommy and daddy for the first 18 years of this young mans life? What moral values did they or all that public schooling reinforce? Lets not ask that though.

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