Defense Department Has Reported Only One Domestic Abuser To Federal Gun Database

The Department of Defense has only one active domestic violence case reported to the federal gun database, despite laws requiring the military to report such criminals so that they can be prevented from purchasing guns—a failure that might have prevented Sunday’s mass shooting by a former soldier.

When Newsweek’s Melina Delkic investigated the story, she turned to civilian military attorney LtCol Gary S. Barthel, USMC, Retired.

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