Florida Stopped Gun Background Checks For A Year After Official Couldn’t Log In

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    The employee responsible said she couldn’t remember her information to log in to a national database that keeps track of criminals.

    For over a year, Florida allowed citizens to obtain concealed weapon permits without a background check because an employee couldn’t log in to a national database that tracked people deemed unfit to own weapons in other states, a previously unreported government investigation has revealed.

    The 2017 document, which was first reported on Friday by the Tampa Bay Times, revealed that starting in February 2016, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services stopped using an FBI crime database because an employee in charge of background checks could not log in to the system.

    The database, called the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, is used by state officials to keep track of applicants who want to carry guns and who may also have a criminal history or documented mental health issues in other states.

    The issue was not corrected until March 2017, according to the investigation, which was conducted by the state agriculture department’s Office of Inspector General.

    Record requests by the Tampa Bay Times revealed the negligence, with the final state investigation revealing that it was employee Lisa Wilde who had a “login issue” with the database but never followed up to get it fixed.

    Wilde told investigators that she “neglected to do it for almost a year.” It was ultimately more than a year.

    “I dropped the ball ― I know I did that, I should have been doing it and I didn’t,” Wilde said.

    As the Times points out, tens of thousands of applications went unchecked during that period, in a state that saw a surge of requests to get weapon permits following the June 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting that left 50 people dead. The state saw horror again in February of this year when 17 people were gunned down at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

    When questioned by investigators, Wilde looked “bewildered, and stated: I had a login issue and never followed up,” the investigative report says.

    State Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, a Republican now running for governor, bragged in 2012 that under his leadership, the process of getting a concealed permit application fell from 12 weeks to 35 days.

    Wilde is now out of a job, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Florida Stopped Gun Background Checks For A Year After Official Couldn’t Log In

    Adam Putnam’s office stopped concealed weapons background checks for a year because it couldn’t log in

    Such incompetence is unbelievable! What do you think?
     
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    State employees have no incentive to do better. We have explained this to you over and over.
     
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    Lisa Wilde lost her job - but she should also be prosecuted.
     
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    Why?


    I don't hear of an increase of murders in floridia..
     
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    Of course it is. And that is the sort of people you want to have the guns. So what does that make you?
     
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    Aw, rubbish. She isn't the first government employee to f-k up, and won't be the last. We had a state department official who passing around confidential information with a personal server, and nothing happened to her.

    This is small potatoes, and this Wilde broad didn't profit at all by this, it was a pure f-k up.
     
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    For what?

    -Geaux
     
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    This is a state government that can't figure out how to redo a password. No one need wonder how Russia is hacking into our systems.
     
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    Living in Florida we deal with State workers all the time. They are mostly lazy minorities that are useless. Affirmative action hiring sucks.
     
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