That's according to the Department of Defense which admits it made a mistake.
Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyTrump talks NAFTA withdrawal with GOP senators Fractures emerging on Senate panel's Russian Federation probe The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE's (R-Iowa) office announced on Tuesday that they will hold a hearing in one week on "firearm accessory regulation and enforcing federal and state reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)".
Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek cited privacy regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, which she said apply even though the gunman, Devin P. Kelley died in Sunday's violence in Texas. He mentioned talking with Democratic Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Chris Murphy and Martin Heinrich, and that he thinks all of them are interested in working together to deal with improving background check system and "fixing these holes".
The Senate's second most prominent Republican declared that he was devising to file legislation focused at propelling federal agencies to transmit needed information about infringement into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) and galvanizing state governments to do the same.
On Monday, the Defense Department said it had launched an internal probe into how former airman Devin Patrick Kelley's domestic violence criminal records were handled in the wake of the deadly shooting in Texas, where 26 people were killed in a church on Sunday evening. Republican house speaker Paul Ryan agrees.
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It was a test deployment along half a mile of the Fremont East "Innovation District", so this thing wasn't cruising the strip. The truck's driver continued to go in reverse, and hit the front of the shuttle; police cited the driver for illegal backing.
"This man shouldn't have gotten a gun".
"We know, for example, that the gunman was court-martialed by the Air Force and convicted of serious domestic abuse, fracturing the skull of his own (step) son", Cornyn said.
Meanwhile, Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., also announced Tuesday that they were working on their own legislation that would ensure any individual convicted of domestic violence - whether in criminal or military court - can not legally purchase a firearm. He was discharged for bad conduct.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) said that their documentation of assent is abysmal. This gunman should not have been allowed to purchase firearms and should have been arrested when he tried to do so.