FBI denies 1% of attempted gun purchases

An audit released Wednesday finds federal authorities deny about one percent of all attempted firearm sales using the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Of the 51 million background checks processed through the Justice Department between 2008 and 2014, the FBI denied 500,000 gun purchases. Of those, agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives passed only 558 applications to local U.S. Attorney offices, who in turn considered prosecuting about half of the cases referred.

While audit findings show both the FBI and the ATF maintain “effective internal control systems” preventing prohibited persons from buying guns from federally licensed dealers in 99 percent of cases, Inspector General for the Department of Justice Michael Horowitz said the system needs “a number of key improvements.”

“Although the overall error rate is low, an isolated breakdown can have tragic consequences,” he said Wednesday. “For example, the defendant charged with killing

admin

admin

Leave a Reply

Recent Posts

Trump Supporters: Get Your 2020 'Keep America Great' Shirts Now!

Are you a proud supporter of President Donald Trump?

If so, you’ll want to grab your 2020 re-election shirt now and be the first on your block to show your support for Trump 2020!

These shirts are going fast so click here to check for availability in your area!

-> CHECK AVAILABILITY HERE


More Popular Stuff for Trump Supporters!

MUST SEE: Full Color Trump Presidential Coin (limited!)

Hilarious Pro Trump 'You are Fake News' Tee Shirt!

[Exclusive] Get Your HUGE Trump 2020 Yard or House Flag!

<