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Jeff Sessions, responding to the Texas shooting, ordered a review of a database used to check gun buyers' backgrounds https://t.co/VCaKmqsiPn

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Wednesday ordered a federal review of a database that is used to check gun buyers’ backgrounds, after a man who shot and killed more than two dozen people at a Texas church this month was omitted from the system despite a criminal record.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he was asking the F.B.I. and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to conduct a comprehensive review of the database, known as the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Mr. Sessions said in a statement that the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Tex., showed that “relevant information may not be getting reported” to the database and that the agencies needed to determine “the steps we can take to ensure that those who are prohibited from purchasing firearms are prevented from doing so.”

The suspect in the shooting, Devin P. Kelley, a former Air Force serviceman, had served 12 months’ confinement after striking and choking his first wife and breaking the skull of his young stepson. Federal law prohibits selling a gun to a person who has been convicted of a crime involving domestic violence against a spouse or child.After the attack, the Air Force confirmed that the information about Mr. Kelley’s conviction had not been properly reported to the F.B.I. Mr. Kelley, who killed himself after the massacre at the church, had bought guns from a Texas store in 2016 and 2017. It is unclear whether those guns were used in the attack.

Mr. Sessions instructed the two agencies to ensure that the Defense Department and other federal agencies were reporting complete and accurate information, calling it “alarming” that there had been discrepancies.

In the weeks since the shooting, there has been a bipartisan legislative push to require criminal records to be included in the database to increase the reporting of domestic assault convictions. The House of Representatives Armed Services Committee also said it would investigate the Air Force’s failure to notify the government about Mr. Kelley’s criminal record.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has recently come under increased scrutiny over an apparent lack of regulation of bump stocks, the gun conversion kits that a gunman used in October to kill 58 people and wound hundreds during a music festival in Las Vegas. The agency has said that it has no jurisdiction over the kits because they do not qualify as guns.

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