Feds JUST Attempted To Seize Thousands Of Guns From US Citizens. Here's Why.

Feds JUST Attempted To Seize Thousands Of Guns From US Citizens. Here's Why.
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The FBI issued more than 4,000 orders last year to the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives for agents to seize guns from people who failed background checks, a report says.

An extensive review of federal records by USA Today found that the retrieval requests reached a 10-year high — thanks in large part to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which conducted a record 27.5 million background checks in 2016.

While the number of successful gun seizures is unclear, similar operations in years past have resulted in a fairly high recovery rate.

The spike is surprising, though, seeing how seeing how Air Force veteran Devin Kelley managed to purchase the semi-automatic rifle that he used in his Texas church massacre — despite having a prior conviction for domestic assault — in April 2016.
 Source: New York Post
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