Here’s yet another example of how the government fails to keep even the legislative promises its already made on gun violence protection.
From the Hill:
The Florida state office responsible for conducting national background checks for concealed weapons permit applicants failed to do so for more than a year, according to a state investigation reported on Friday by the Tampa Bay Times.
Beginning in February 2016, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services did not conduct the checks because the employee in charge of the procedure was unable to log into the necessary FBI federal database.
Remember when it was found out that they screwed up Dylann Roof’s background check? In fact many of the high profile shootings could have been prevented by government officials simply doing their damn jobs.
The Times reported that a state Office of Inspector General investigation discovered the state employee’s technical trouble with the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System. The OIG probe was previously unreported.
The investigation — concluded in June 2017 — found that the employee in charge of the background checks, identified as Lisa Wilde, was negligent.
The timing of the investigation overlapped with the June 2016 shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando that left 49 people dead. There was a large spike in concealed carry applications following the incident, with a record number of 245,000 applications for fiscal 2016, according to the Times.
So if we can’t count on them to implement laws already on the books, what good will increased gun control and regulation do?