This is one of those stories.
Hat tip – reader at Balloon Juice
Tens of thousands of people wanted by law enforcement officials have been removed this year from the FBI criminal background check database that prohibits fugitives from justice from buying guns.
The names were taken out after the FBI in February changed its legal interpretation of “fugitive from justice” to say it pertains only to wanted people who have crossed state lines.
What that means is that those fugitives who were previously prohibited under federal law from purchasing firearms can now buy them, unless barred for other reasons.
After Trump was inaugurated, the Justice Department further narrowed the definition to those who have fled across state lines to avoid prosecution for a crime or to avoid giving testimony in a criminal proceeding.
On Feb. 15, the FBI directed its employees in the Criminal Justice Information Services Division to remove all entries of fugitives from justice from the background check database and said that “entries will not be permitted” under that category until further notice. Before the FBI memo, there were about 500,000 people identified as fugitives from justice in the database — and all of those names were removed.
Now there are 788.
Think on that.
From about FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND…
Just out there, people.
Not on the database.
Guess what they can do now..
BUY WEAPONS OF DEATH.
Does this make you feel MORE SAFE… or LESS SAFE…
They are all Law and Order when it comes to Non-White folks..
But, they can’t study White Racist Nationalist Groups..
But, they can Black Lives Matter…
And now, we have a fugitive database, which has pretty much been eliminated.
Now, tell me Ladies and Gentlemen…what would happen if 44 had done this?