Re: Dylann Roof South Carolina church in 2015
Roof had been arrested on a drug charge that would have blocked the gun sale had it been properly reported during the background check, the court found.
As such, Roof "should not have been allowed to purchase the gun he allegedly used that evening," Comey said.
Victims' families sued, alleging the government was negligent in its background check. If it had been performed properly, "no one disputes" it would have kept him from buying the gun, the appeals court wrote.