Air Force says it failed to enter Texas gunman’s court martial into database

Domestic assault charge not put into database used to run background checks for firearms

The Air Force failed to enter the Texas church shooter’s domestic violence conviction into a federal database used for background checks on gun sales — a move that could have prevented him from purchasing a rifle used in Sunday’s mass shooting.

The Air Force said in a statement provided to The New York Times that it hadn’t put Devin Kelley’s court-martial for domestic assault into the database used to run background checks for firearm sales.

Kelley had been court-martialed in 2012 for assaulting his wife and stepson, including cracking the infant’s skull.

The conviction likely would have prevented Kelley from buying the military-style rifle that he used in the shooting, as well as three other guns he had purchased over the past four years, the Times reported.

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