The FBI admitted today that they screwed up on the background check for Dylann Roof that allowed him to buy a gun he used to shoot churchgoers in that horrendous massacre in South Carolina. But in an attempt to spur on gun control idiots, they blamed a “loophole.”
Yeah, it wasn’t a “loophole” it was a plain and obvious screw-up by the FBI, and by using that language they’re purposely making it appear as if it was because of the lack of gun control that the attack happened. It’s almost like the FBI and the New York Times are synchronizing their messaging in order to deceive people:
Notice abuse of word "loophole." Comey actually said data was not properly entered in the database. https://t.co/nBSMmVU0zU
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) July 10, 2015
From the New York Times:
A loophole in the system and an error by the F.B.I. allowed the man, Dylann Roof, to buy the .45-caliber handgun despite having previously admitted to drug possession, officials said.
Mr. Roof first tried to buy the gun on April 11, from a dealer in South Carolina. The F.B.I., which conducts background checks for gun sales, did not give the dealer approval to proceed with the purchase because the bureau needed to do more investigating about Mr. Roof’s s criminal history.
Under federal law, the F.B.I. has three days to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to deny the purchase. If the bureau cannot come up with an answer, the purchaser can return to the dealer and buy the gun.
In the case of Mr. Roof, the F.B.I. failed to gain access to a police report in which he admitted to having been in possession of a controlled substance, which would have disqualified him from purchasing the weapon. The F.B.I. said that confusion about where the arrest had occurred had prevented it from acquiring the arrest record in a timely fashion.
Mr. Roof’s application was not resolved within the three-day limit because the F.B.I. was still trying to get the arrest record, and he returned to store and was sold the gun.
So the FBI failed to do its damn job, and they’re gonna blame a “loophole”? IN other words, the government screwed up, so lets get MORE government, because that’ll solve the problem!
It’s this kind of crap that encourages conspiracy theorists.