December 27, 2017
Three major U.S. cities are suing the Defense Department over failures in the background check system.
San Francisco, Philadelphia, and New York City filed the lawsuit against the Pentagon in federal court Tuesday, saying it did not properly report crimes to the FBI.
This comes after the Texas church shooter was able to purchase guns despite a domestic violence conviction from his time in the Air Force.
According to the Pentagon, the Army failed to submit disqualifying records to the FBI in 41 percent of cases, and the Air Force in 14 percent of cases.
The Air Force is now reviewing 60,000 criminal cases to ensure they were properly shared with law enforcement.