No matter how strongly you believe that the Fed Govt is the 1st resort to fix things. Or always the answer to every annoying problem, the reality is quite different. They are really NOT that good. The Texas Shooter was allowed legal purchase of weapons because the Court Orders from his Court Martial showing severe domestic violence were never entered into the Insta-Check database. The guilty will be promoted and given a promotion and a larger budget. And the gun banners will STILL want to make Insta-Check MORE complex and give it more power.. Investigation started at Hollomon Air Force Base. Air force error allowed Texas shooter to buy guns despite conviction Washington (AFP) - A domestic violence conviction legally prohibited the Texas church shooter from buying guns, but the Air Force failed to enter it into a database used to run background checks, officials said Monday. Devin Kelley -- who shot dead 26 people at a Texas church -- could therefore have passed the background check required to buy a gun, which would have raised red flags if the conviction had been properly entered. The database is one of three that are checked as part of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which licensed dealers are legally required to use to perform background checks under the 1993 Brady Act, aimed at reducing handgun violence. Kelley was convicted by a court-martial in 2012 of "two charges of domestic assault against his wife and step-son," which meant that under federal law, he was "prohibited him from buying or possessing firearms after this conviction," Stefanek said. - Background checks cleared shooter - In addition to investigating the Kelley case, the Air Force is carrying out a "comprehensive review" to make sure that records from other cases have been correctly reported, she said.