GLENN: So how is it possible to pass five background checks even if you have been in prison for assault? Disturbing details continue to emerge about the man who murdered 26 people at Southerland Springs First Baptist Church on Sunday. The latest is that while he was in the Air Force in 2012, he made death threats against his superior officers, and he tried to sneak guns onto Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. He was then sent to a mental health facility. He later escaped. Police caught him at a bus terminal in El Paso. Police said that at the time, he was suffering for mental disorders and was a danger to himself and others.
Now, this apparently happened at the same time that he was facing charges for kicking, choking, hitting his wife, pulling her hair, and pointing loaded guns at her in 2011 and 2012. He also hit his infant stepson in the head, fracturing the child's skull. And he was quoted as saying he did it intentionally.
I don't think I understand military justice. He was only sentenced to one year in a military prison for punching a baby alone?
According to his court-martial documents, the assault was with the force likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm. Isn't that attempted murder?
The Air Force admitted on Monday that his conviction was not entered into the National Criminal Information Center database. Someone was not doing their job.
Had someone done his job, we wouldn't be in the situation in Southerland Springs.
In the two years following his military prison term, he was also investigated twice for sexual assault and rape. Although no charges were ever filed.
Despite all of that, he still passed at least five background checks after his assault conviction, because somebody didn't do their job.
He got one to work at a grocery store. And then he passed another one, two more in 2016 and 2017. He purchased guns at Academy Sports. And then two more within the last four months, to get a security job at a water park and an RV resort.
So who is doing these background checks? This isn't like applying for a library card. He was getting full-time jobs. Okay. One step up from a library card.
But he was buying firearms. What's going on?
When we have a background check law in place that completely fails, it only emboldens the left to try to pass more laws. Anyone who believes in the Second Amendment must be now controlling the narrative and asking the Air Force what happened, who is responsible, and what are you doing to make sure that lunatics, that domestic violence and what I believe was attempted murder, should not get a year in prison and then have it wiped from the public record.
America needs to get its act together with the laws we already have in place, or we will lose more of our freedoms.