Background Check System Summary

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The mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas a few weeks ago has promoted U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions to order the GBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to conduct a review on the background checks for gun purchases.
On Nov. 22, Sessions issued a memo giving the FBI and the Bureau of ATF 60 days to look into reports that the U.S. military and other agencies failed to relay information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (Nics). He highlighted the importance of the Nics database in preventing firearms-related incidents of violence, The Guardian detailed.
In addition, Sessions asked for a report on how often agencies probes and prosecutes individuals who lie when filling out gun purchase applications. He also wants to take a closer look on the application, saying the background check system is “only as reliable and robust as the information that federal, state, local, and tribal government entities
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air force discovered an unreported criminal conviction on domestic assault charges of the Texas gunman. The failure allowed the shooter to purchase four guns, including a rifle which he used in the Nov. 6 rampage.
Meanwhile, churches across the country have been on alert after the Texas shooting. The Barron County Sheriff’s Department in western Wisconsin has encouraged churchgoers to attend active shooter training seminars so that they can be prepared when they are faced with such unfortunate attacks, Fox 9 reported.
Barron County Sheriff Christ Fitzgerald said they teach people to always run if the shooter is not nearby. He said it is sad to discuss mass shootings, but they have to prepare people and practice for it because it could happen anywhere and at any time.
Fitzgerald’s team conducts active shooting training seminars in schools, churches, and other workplaces in the region. They use airsoft guns with cushioned rubber balls to make the training more
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