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Air Force Reviewing Negligence After Background Check Failed to Stop Texas Church Shooter

What happened?

The Air Force has been under scrutiny after the discovery that it failed to report a domestic violence conviction for the gunman who killed 26 people in a Texas church last month. The shooter should have been banned from buying a gun under federal law after he attacked his then-wife and young stepson.

Officials are now saying that “dozens” of Air Force members were charged with or convicted of crimes that should have been reported to the federal database intended to keep dangerous people from legally buying guns.

How bad is it?

We don’t have a full picture yet. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered a federal review of the database, the Air Force is still investigating and the Pentagon’s inspector general is examining how the gunman’s conviction records were handled.

The New York Times reported:

“There have been about 60,000 incidents in the Air Force since 2002 involving service members that potentially should have been reported to the federal background-check database. All of those incidents are now being reviewed by Air Force officials to see which ones were required to be reported, and how many of those actually were.”

Glenn’s take:

Glenn wondered how many other examples of negligence have flown under the radar. We need to root out corruption in the system and enforce laws already in place.

“Enforcing the laws we already have is imperative, but if we can’t even depend on the Air Force for due diligence in this area, then we have a serious problem,” he said.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: The U.S. Air Force does a lot of things well, but data entry apparently isn’t one of them.

On Tuesday, the Air Force said it has found “dozens” of cases in which it failed to enter servicemen who have been convicted of a crime into the National Criminal Information Center database.

You’ll recall that the gunman who killed 26 people in Sutherland Springs earlier this month was a former Air Force serviceman who spent one year in military prison for assaulting his wife and stepson. The day after the mass shooting, the Air Force admitted that his conviction had not been entered in the national background check database. If his name had been in the database, it should have prevented him from being able to purchase a gun. Instead, he passed background checks to buy guns over the past two years.

Now the Air Force is doing an internal review of 60,000 cases that reach back to 2002. They say they are correcting the “several dozen” records they’ve found that should have been reported to the national database. The full review will take several months.

The Air Force’s negligence here is staggering – the idea that they’ve found “dozens” more cases where they failed to register convicted servicemen, and that’s just what they’ve found so far. And that’s just one branch of the military. What about the other branches? What about all the other state and federal agencies? How much more negligence is out there?

Enforcing the laws we already have is imperative. If we can’t even depend on the Air Force for due diligence in this area, then we have a serious problem. Let’s come together on something we can agree on – redoubling our efforts, across the board, to enforce the gun laws that are in place now. We must be better than this. Every time we’re not, we chip away at our Constitutional freedoms.

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