US Air force failed to enter Kelley's criminal records on national database
Nov 7, Texas: The US Air Force is investigating its apparent failure to enter information about Texas gunman Devin Patrick Kelley's criminal history into the national database.
The ex-airman Kelley had been court-martialled for domestic violence in 2012, and was barred from owning or buying guns, but last year he purchased a rifle he used in Sunday's attack on a small church outside San Antonio, killing 26 people.
The Gunman who was later found dead in his car from what seems like self inflicted wound had been barred from buying guns yet he was able to because according to the US Air Force, that Devin Kelley's domestic violence offense was not entered into the National Criminal Information Center database by the Holloman Air Force Base Office of Special Investigations. A statement issued by the airforce also states that it was now - together with the Department of Defense - investigating the handling of Kelley's criminal records.
Meanwhile,Texas Governor Greg Abbott earlier said Kelley, 26, should not legally have been allowed to own a firearm, after having been denied a gun owner's permit by the state.Kelley bought the rifle from the Academy Sports + Outdoors shop in San Antonio.
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