The day after a gunman massacred innocent churchgoers in a Texas church, the U.S Air Force admitted that it had failed to enter the man’s domestic violence court-martial into a federal database that should have stopped him from passing a background check and buying the rifle he used to slaughter 26 people.
The conviction of the gunman, Devin P. Kelley, for domestic assault on his wife and infant stepson — he had cracked the child’s skull — should have stopped Mr. Kelley from legally purchasing the military-style rifle and three other guns he bought in the last four years. But that information was never entered by the Air Force into the federal database for background checks on gun purchasers, the service said. With his background that makes us believe that he would have found a way to harm those he wanted to kill either way.
Our question is how is more gun control supposed to fix the issue when they are not even using the reporting and laws we currently have?