The US Air Force failed to enter to the Texas shooter's domestic assault charge into an FBI database that would have prevented him from buying a gun.

The Air Force released a statement Monday acknowledging the oversight as an ongoing investigation is being conducted to find out what happened.

Initial information indicates that Kelley’s domestic violence offense was not entered into the National Criminal Information Center database by the Holloman Air Force Base Office of Special Investigations.
The failure to relay the information prevented the entry of his conviction into the federal database that must be checked before someone is able to purchase a firearm. Had his information been in the database, it should have prevented gun sales to Kelley.

According to CNN, federal law prohibits "anyone convicted of a misdemeanor crime involving domestic violence from owning firearms." According to a statement from the Air Force federal law should have prohibited Kelley from buying the firearm he used to kill 26 and injure another 20.

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[via CNN]