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Florida Didn’t Run FBI Background Checks on Gun Buyers for a Year Because of a Forgotten Login | Gizmodo

By AJ Dellinger
June 15, 2018

The state of Florida failed to conduct national background checks on tens of thousands of applicants looking to procure a concealed weapon permit for more than a year, and the reason is about as dumb as it gets: the person in charge of performing the checks forgot their login information.

An Office of Inspector General investigation obtained by the Tampa Bay Timesshowed that from February 2016 until March 2017, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services stopped using FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System—the primary database to make sure concealed carry applicants don’t have a checkered past in other states. No applications during that period underwent the required national background check.

Source: Florida Didn’t Run FBI Background Checks on Gun Buyers for a Year Because of a Forgotten Login | Gizmodo 

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