The criminal-friendly Obama regime’s USAF never reported the convictions of the TX shooter for domestic abuse. That would have prevented him from buying the guns used to…
Gun grabbing Democrats constantly lecture the rest of us about a supposed “need” for more intrusive and restrictive background checks as part of the solution for bad people getting their hands on firearms. The reality in the tragic shooting in Sutherland Springs, TX, is that the system is still subject to human error and that is apparently what allowed that shooter to acquire his weapons.
Even more stringent background checks are useless if the information is never input into the system and stealing or purchasing a stolen weapon would still remain options that no system can eliminate. Just as with trying to vet Syrian “refugees” against a non-existent database, if the negative information isn’t available the bad guys are going to be able to evade the system.
Despite Devin Kelly’s history of abuse of his ex-wife and stepson and discharge from the US Air Force for bad conduct, he was still able to pass the background checks required to legally purchase multiple firearms. The information that would have made him ineligible for those purchases, his 2012 court-martial and conviction on two counts of domestic assault, was never entered into the federal database.
The US Air Force issued an email statement on the matter, saying, “Initial information indicates that Kelley’s domestic violence offense was not entered into the National Criminal Information Center database by the Hollomon Air Force Base Office of Special Investigations.” The focus of the Military under Obama was social transformation, not readiness or protecting Americans.
They announced on Monday that the Air Force had launched an investigation into how it handled the processing of criminal records following Sunday’s mass shooting at the Sutherland Springs, TX, First Baptist Church. The nature of the statement indicates it may be a more systemic problem than a single incident of a failure to properly follow protocols.
USAF spokeswoman Ann Stefanek sent out a statement saying, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein had issued directives for a “complete review” to be launched by the Air Force Office of the Inspector General.
The statement went on to say, “The Service will also conduct a comprehensive review of Air Force databases to ensure records in other cases have been reported correctly. The Air Force has also requested that the Department of Defense Inspector General review records and procedures across the Department of Defense.”
While it is prudent to conduct a system-wide review, it does appear that under the criminal-coddling Obama regime, systems to safeguard against this type of failure may have been insufficient or not thoroughly implemented. Lax enforcement was a hallmark of the Obama regime and it seems there’s more than a casual suspicion that it was present and extended beyond just this one branch of service.
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