NAACP CEO Links FBI Botched Background Check of Roof to Obama’s Call for Expanded Background Checks

On Saturday’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” on MSNBC, President and CEO of NAACP Cornell Williams Brooks explained that after President Barack Obama called for stricter gun laws, the FBI messed up the background check of Charleston, SC shooter Dylann Roof, which led to his acquisition of a gun.

“A bureaucratic mistake in our criminal background check system led to Dylann Roof having that gun. We can’t blink the fact our president called for strengthening the nation’s gun laws and was criticized and he was subject to criticism that somehow Dylann roof got the gun lawfully and therefore we can’t talk about the unlawful purchase of guns.”

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