by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/27/17, 11:06 am
Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against the Department of Defense, alleging the U.S. military failed to report “significant numbers” of service members disqualified from gun ownership to the FBI’s national background check system. New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia said in the suit that the error led to the November massacre of 26 people at a Texas church. The killer, Devin P. Kelley, was a former member of the U.S. Air Force and should not have been allowed to purchase a gun due to an assault conviction.