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Bad diagnosis, clerical errors, background check lapses led to missed warning signs before mass killings


Anger in Parkland, Florida over missed warning signs

FBI under pressure over failure to act on tip about suspected school shooter Nikolas Cruz; Steve Harrigan reports from Parkland, Florida.

Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz has become the latest mass killer who was able to carry out his sick slaughter due in part to law enforcement’s failure

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/02/19/bad-diagnosis-clerical-errors-background-check-lapses-led-to-missed-warning-signs-before-mass-killings.html

US military adds more than 4000 names to gun background check database after Texas mass shooting

The US military has added more than 4,000 names to a federal background check database in the three months since a mass shooting revealed the organisation had consistently failed to report troubling convictions to the FBI.

Former Air Force member Devin Kelley killed 25 people, including a pregnant woman, in a mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas in November. The gunman had received a bad conduct discharge from the Air Force in 2012 – a conviction that should have prevented him from ever buying a gun.

But the Air Force later admitted that it had not submitted Mr Kelley’s conviction to the FBI database used for background checks in gun purchases. The failure, the Air Force said in a statement, was “not an isolated incident”.

Three months later, the US military has added 4,284 names to the database – a 38 per cent increase, as first

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/texas-shooting-gun-background-check-database-sutherland-springs-devin-kelley-fbi-a8207686.html

Gun store owner: Texas killer passed background checks

The owner of a Colorado gun store confirmed Tuesday that Texas mass-killer Devin Patrick Kelley bought two guns there and said the madman passed background checks.

“You never want to sell something to someone that will commit any form of crime, let alone a mass murder like this,” Jeff Lepp, owner of Specialty Sports and Supply in Colorado Springs, told Texas CBS affiliate KENS5.

He confirmed selling the shooter a 9mm Glock handgun, but not the Ruger Ar-556 that was apparently Kelley’s weapon of choice when he killed 26 and injured 20 more in a Texas church on Sunday.

Lepp said he did not recognize Kelley from photos and only knew he sold the guns after checking store records.

“We deal with a lot of people,” he said. “This gentleman, turns out, bought two firearms from us a year apart. I have no clue as to who he was. His picture was sent

Read more at: http://nypost.com/2017/11/07/gun-store-owner-texas-killer-passed-background-checks/