Charleston shooter should not have been able to buy gun

FILE - In this June 19, 2015 file photo, Dylann Storm Roof appears via video before a judge, in Charleston, S.C., Friday, June 19, 2015. Roof is accused of killing nine people inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. (Centralized Bond Hearing Court via AP)

(WSPA) – FBI Director Comey told reporters on Friday, Jul 10th, that the accused Charleston shooter, Dylann Roof, should not have been able to buy the gun he used during the shooting.

Under FBI protocol, if someone admits to possession of drugs, they are denied the ability to purchase a firearm. Due to a technical issue, Roof’s record only showed the charge, and not the admission of guilt. A charge is not enough to deny a purchase, so the reviewer did not deny his request.

The FBI’s system did not reveal the report from the Columbia Police Department, allowing Roof to purchase the gun.

South Carolina is one of 30 states that gives the FBI the responsibility for reviewing requests for firearms.

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