Inadequate gun control had nothing to do with the murder of nine innocent people in Charleston, South Carolina last month according to the FBI. The killer was able to get a gun because of government clerical errors.
Immediately after the Charleston murders, Barack Obama blamed inadequate gun control for the deaths committed by the deranged racist Dylann Roof.
The Washington Post reported Friday that the killer was only able to purchase the gun used in the attack because of lapses in the FBI’s background-check system, FBI Director James B. Comey said Friday.
“This case rips all of our hearts out,” Comey said. “But the thought that an error on our part is connected to this guy’s purchase of a gun that he used to slaughter these good people is very painful to us.”
The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which does instant background checks for 30 states, should have flagged Roof on April 11, when he went to a West Columbia gun shop to guy the firearm, Comey said. But because of a series of errors, including one on Roof’s rap sheet, the examiner performing the check on Roof did not know he had admitted to drug possession in a March 1 incident, which should have rendered him an “unlawful user” ineligible to purchase the gun.
In addition to the rap sheet, there was an error on another document, which failed to reflect the geography of the area.
No amount of new legislation can make up for mistakes like this. As usual, the gun grabbers were wrong again.