Revealed: Obama Admin Deleted 500,000 “Fugitives” from Background Check Database

Every violent crime in America where a gun was involved will be used as a tool by liberals for arguing for the confiscation of firearms from private citizens. Every potential violent crime in America that was prevented by a private citizen in possession of a firearm will be ignored by the left.

So possessed are liberals by their insistence on the elimination of firearms that they will not nor cannot countenance any evidence that contradicts their dogmatic views.

So imagine the shock when we learn that Mr. Obama's administration actually deleted 500,000 fugitives from the list used to run background checks on those desiring to buy guns.

The Obama administration ordered the removal of over 500,000 fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in late 2016, according to testimony from Acting FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich.

Bowdich confirmed a November report from the Washington Post which set the figure at “tens of thousands,” after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) asked him if more than 500,000 names were dropped from the database.

The FBI purged the names from the database after the Justice Department changed its legal interpretation of “fugitive from justice” to say it pertains only to wanted people who have crossed state lines.

What that means is that those fugitives who were previously prohibited under federal law from purchasing firearms can now buy them, unless barred for other reasons. -WaPo

“That was a decision that was made under the previous administration,” Bowdich testified.

“It was the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel that reviewed the law and believed that it needed to be interpreted so that if someone was a fugitive in a state, there had to be indications that they had crossed state lines,” said Bowdich. “Otherwise they were not known to be a fugitive under the law in the way it was interpreted.”

There must be liberals either having nervous breakdowns, or who are wailing and gnashing their teeth over this news. How could one of their stars such as Mr. Obama preside over such a catastrophe?

Perhaps it was all part of a hideous plan. Perhaps Mr. Obama actually wanted guns in the hands of dangerous criminals as a vehicle for advancing the left's infamous and notorious anti-gun agenda. The more violent crimes are committed with guns, the more the left have their argument. In a sick way, it makes sense.

Here is Senator Feinstein participating into a hearing into this matter:

Here's how this came to be.

While the FBI had a broad definition of “fugitive,” meaning anyone with an outstanding arrest warrant, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) definition narrowed the definition to anyone with a warrant who has crossed state lines. The DOJ Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, urged the Justice Department to address the disagreement in terms “as soon as possible.”

So now what?

“The Justice Department is committed to working with law enforcement partners across the country to help ensure that all those who can legally be determined to be prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm be included in federal criminal databases,” a Justice Department official told the Washington Post last November.

There is broad agreement that those with violent criminal records be denied the ability to purchase a firearm. Create a situation in which it would appear that current gun laws are not sufficient and the conclusion is just what liberals want: Enact stronger and more comprehensive gun control laws.

Mr. Obama is not stupid. Neither are his allies in the gun confiscation movement. As despicable it would be, what was billed as an apparent bureaucratic “error,” might have been no such thing. It was meant to be the event that set up a President Hillary to enact the most draconian anti-gun legislation in our nation's history.

Once again, the election of President Trump foiled their plans.

Source: ZeroHedge



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