The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Bearing Arms
In the wake of Sutherland Springs, the military took a bit of a beating. It was understandable, particularly because the shooter should never have been able to purchase his guns. The Department of Defense failed to add him to the National Instant Check System (NICS) database, along with numerous others.
According to CNN, they immediately rushed to fix that mistake, adding over 4,000 dishonorable discharges to the system.
Since an ex-US airman shot more than two dozen people in a Texas church in November, the US military has added more than 4,000 names to the nation’s list of dishonorably discharged military personnel banned from owning firearms — a sign of what has been a massive hole in the nation’s gun buying background check system.
The gunman in the Sutherland Springs massacre had been kicked out of the military for assaulting his wife. By federal law, thatpost was originally published on this site