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    Texas Shooter Shouldn’t Have Passed Background Check

    Bureaucratic errors can be deadly. Devin Kelley, the suspected shooter in the Texas church massacre that killed 26 people Sunday, shouldn’t have been able to buy a gun due to his criminal record. But the Air Force, which discharged Kelley for assaulting his wife and child, failed to record that information in the correct database. As a result, Kelley passed federal background checks and legally purchased guns — including a semi-automatic rifle. According to a police report, he’d also escaped from a mental hospital in 2012 after being caught trying to sneak guns onto an Air Force base.

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