FBI: Flawed background check allowed Dylann Roof to purchase gun

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) — The FBI said the background-check system that allowed Dylann Roof to buy a gun failed, contradicting earlier assertions the check was done properly.

FBI Director James Comey told reporters Friday a clerical error allowed Roof to purchase a .45-caliber handgun despite him having previously admitted to drug possession.

“We are all sick this happened,” said FBI director, James B. Comey. “We wish we could turn back time.”

This is a developing story…


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