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    Federal law prohibits gun possession by anyone who "has been committed to any mental institution" -- another reason Devin Kelley should not have been allowed to buy an assault rifle.

    Texas gunman escaped from psychiatric hospital in 2012

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/u...ng-church.html

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    The pastor, whose 14-year-old daughter was one of the victims, considered having the church demolished because continuing to hold services there would be "too painful." Then he came up with a better idea:

    Sutherland Springs Baptist Church sanctuary to re-open as memorial one week after mass shooting

    http://www.click2houston.com/news/na...-mass-shooting

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    US cities sue military over gun background-check system
    Reuters, Dec 26 2017 8:54 AM

    The cities of New York, San Francisco and Philadelphia have sued the US Department of Defense to make it fix its system for reporting conviction records to a database used for background checks on gun buyers. The lawsuit was filed on Friday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia and came after the US Air Force revealed it failed to report the criminal record of the man who in November killed 26 people and wounded 20 others in a shooting at a Texas church.

    The complaint said it sought an injunction to prevent future "senseless carnage" by requiring the Defense Department to locate all records in its possession that should be reported in order to fix "deadly gaps" in the background check database.

    Former Airman Devin Kelley, who opened fire in the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on November 5, was convicted five years ago by a general court-martial on two charges of domestic assault against his wife and stepson. The Air Force said that information was not entered into the National Criminal Information Center database, which the Federal Bureau of Investigation oversees and uses to run required background check requests from gun dealers before a sale. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has since ordered the Justice Department to undertake a review of the system to help plug potential reporting gaps.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-t...-idUSKBN1EK168

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    Today we learned that the FBI did not follow up on two phone calls reporting that Nikolas Cruz planned to shoot students at his Florida high school -- and on February 14 he killed 17 people. Today we also learned that sheriff's deputies did not pursue a sexual assault investigation of Devin Kelley -- and a conviction and prison sentence would have prevented him killing 26 people at a Texas church in November 2017. The FBI and the police need to do a much better job of investigating threats and allegations. People's lives are at stake.

    Sheriff didn't pursue sex case against Texas church shooter

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/02/16...ch-gunman.html

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