SecDef Mattis Launches Investigation into Military Lapse that Allowed Texas Church Shooter to Buy a Gun

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From the Daily Caller News Foundation:

Secretary of Defense James Mattis is requesting the Department of Defense Inspector General review a procedural reporting error which allowed Texas mass killer Devin Kelley to legally purchase a firearm, a Monday memo released by the Pentagon reveals.

#SecDef broadens review of whether military criminal records are properly reported to .@FBI to all services pic.twitter.com/j0j1qG4dnB

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The memo broadens the purview of the inquiry to the entire Pentagon’s reporting procedures to the FBI for entry into a background check database used by firearms sellers. The procedures have come under intense scrutiny after the Air Force admitted culpability Monday in failing to report Kelley’s military conviction for domestic assault to the FBI.

Kelly was convicted of domestic violence by the Air Force in 2012 after he badly beat his

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