FBI Director Says Screening Failures Allowed Charleston Shooter To Buy Gun

By Robert SchroederMarketWatch Pulse

The accused shooter of nine people at an African-American church in Charleston, S.C., should not have been allowed to buy the gun used in the attack, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday. FBI Director James Comey said failures in the gun-purchase screening system enabled Dylann Roof to purchase the weapon used, according to reports. Authorities have said the shootings were motivated by Roof's racist views.

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