The Attorney General isn’t happy with the fact that certain information is NOT being reported into the system….
Sessions is aware that in the case of the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas had the background check info NOT be reported into the NCIS data banks which law enforcement uses for checks…
Sessions is talking about the Defense Dept. specifically on this…
This review comes just a little over two weeks after the mass shooting of church-goers in Sutherland Springs
, Texas, leaving 26 dead and others injured.
The shooter had a conviction for domestic abuse, but the US Air Force failed to properly convey that information to federal law enforcement authorities, enabling him to purchase a military-style rifle.
In a memorandum to the heads of the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the attorney general specifically directs federal law enforcement agencies to work with the Defense Department to “identify and resolve any issues with the military’s reporting of convictions,” and “identify any additional measures that should be taken to prevent firearms being obtained by prohibited persons,” and report back to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in 60 days.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have also taken note of problems with how information is relayed for background checks, as bi-partisan group of senators announced a bill
last week to help ensure states and federal authorities upload all required information to the federal database….