Cities Sue After Pentagon Failed To Report Crimes To FBI Gun Check System


Three major U.S. cities on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit against the Pentagon to address a “clearly broken system” that they contend allowed a former Air Force serviceman to buy a gun and kill 26 people in a Texas church in November.

New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco seek to have the Defense Department (DOD) “fulfill their long-standing legal obligation to report all service members disqualified from purchasing and possessing firearms to the FBI’s national background check system,” according to a statement from the law firm filing the case.

The service is currently reviewing the 60,000 criminal cases since 2002 to determine whether they were properly shared with the FBI. Read more at The Hill.



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