Milwaukee Sheriff David A. Clarke, hearing today that among the president’s executive actions to prevent gun violence is to hire more FBI agents to perform background checks on gun buyers, notes that the FBI “dropped the ball” on Dylann Roof, who is accused to killing nine people inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.
Obama's gun CONFISCATION Exec action hires more FBI agents for background checks. The FBI dropped the ball on SC church killer Dylan Roof.
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) January 5, 2016
Wounded Warrior J.R. Salzman also noticed the omission.
@jrsalzman It's just like the border. Grandstanding. The solution is in place already, the execution isn't there.
— Rise Up (@Had2GoThere) January 5, 2016
— T (@tcsorr) January 5, 2016
The FBI even admitted that an error on its part contributed to Roof’s ability to purchase a gun legally. The New York Times reported, “Despite new procedures and billions of dollars that have been spent on computer upgrades in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the federal authorities still do not have a seamless way of examining Americans’ criminal histories that eliminates human error.”
— Bill Burns (@b2burns) January 5, 2016
— Lodi Silverado (@LodiSilverado) January 5, 2016
But now there will be even more agents relying on a flawed background database.
@SheriffClarke But these will be the *really good ones* that will solve all the gun crime. Right?
— Kevin Behringer (@kevinbehringer) January 5, 2016
@SheriffClarke well now they can drop even more balls. Success in Obuma's book.
— BT (@bt_ict) January 5, 2016
@SheriffClarke Those new agents should all be relocated to Chicago field office.
— Lori Fazio (@LoriFazio) January 5, 2016