Roof bought a .45-caliber handgun, which he used in the June 2015 shootings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston to kill nine people. FBI Director James Comey has promised a full review, saying that Roof should not have been able to buy the gun, the Associated Press reported.
The mistake stems from a clerk entering incorrect information about Roof’s arrest on a felony drug charge, which prevented an FBI examiner from finding details about Roof’s arrest. Since he had previously admitted to felony drug possession, Roof should not have been allowed to buy the gun.
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