Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Orders to seize guns from prohibited buyers at 10-year high

Orders to seize guns from prohibited buyers at 10-year high

Chipman told the outlet the 72-hour provision was "reckless", calling it a concession to "the powerful gun industry that nobody wants to irritate", USA Today reported.

According to USA Today, the seizure orders were related to people who should have been blocked by the background check system from buying a gun due to their criminal records, mental health issues or other disqualifying factors.

The FBI issued 4,170 orders past year to seize guns from buyers who should have been blocked by the federal background check system, according to a new report from USA Today.

USA Today noted that the number of successful seizures past year is unclear and that the number of guns that should not have been purchased may be higher because more than one firearm may be bought in one dealing.

The Air Force didn't transmit the record of Kelley's domestic assault court martial to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which allowed him to pass the background check. It was not immediately clear how numerous guns were successfully recovered. "You don't need ATF to remain for 'afterward".


The FBI said the ATF isn't required to report back on the status of the retrieval efforts, so it's unknown how numerous record 4,170 retrieval attempts in 2016 were successful.

The FBI launched an internal probe last month of its criminal background data check system after the Air Force admitted that it failed to disclose Kelley's conviction.

The outlet reported it was not clear how many gun seizure requests agents successfully executed a year ago, or how many weapons were ultimately recovered.

However, a report by the Justice Department's inspector general showed that 116 out of 125 examined transactions were successful between 2008 and 2014.

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