AG Sessions Orders Review of Background Checks for Gun Purchases


Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the FBI and ATF to review the National Instant Criminal Background System after the Air Force’s reporting error allowed church killer Devin Kelley to acquire a firearm.

Sessions wants to know “if other government agencies are failing to report information” to the NICS system as well.

According to Fox News, Sessions said, “[The NICS system] is critically important to protecting the American public from firearms-related violence. It is, however, only as reliable and robust as the information that federal, state, local and tribal government entities make available to it.”

He described the Air Force’s failure to report Kelley to NICS system as “alarming” and he wants the FBI and ATF to review every possible government agency to be sure the mistake made by the Air Force is not duplicated.

Sens. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) emerged from the Texas church shooting pushing numerous gun controls. They were able to find common ground with Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and announced gun legislation on November 16. Murphy told his Twitter followers the legislation was the most important “bipartisan” bill since the unsuccessful Manchin-Toomey gun control push, which followed Sandy Hook Elementary School attack.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at


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