Bill would close South Carolina "gun law loophole" that let shooter own firearm


A "clerical error" allowed Charleston spree killer Dylann Roof's purchase of a firearm. Rep. James Clyburn wants the loophole that permitted this closed off.

Clyburn's (D-South Carolina) bill aims to end the "default proceed" rule. The rule currently allows federally licensed firearms dealers who have initiated a background check to sell the firearm if they have not been notified by the FBI within three business days whether or not the sale of a firearm to a certain individual would violate federal laws.

In other words, as it stands, if a background check isn't completed within a certain period, 'lil Anton Chigurh gets a gun.