The families of the victims and survivors of the 2015 mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, filed a federal lawsuit over the FBI clerk’s error that allowed suspect Dylann Roof to purchase a gun. After undergoing a background check and waiting three days before acquiring the handgun, Roof killed nine worshippers at the historic black church last June. According to the suit, Roof should have been barred from purchasing the gun by his background check because of his prior admission to possessing an illegal drug. “They were looking in the wrong drawer,” an attorney for the families said.
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