Banned Gun Buyers Left Off Report
The names of 1,100 severely mentally ill people, banned by law from buying guns, were not forwarded to state and federal agencies for nearly two years, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
An Orange County Clerk of Courts employee assigned to send monthly reports to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement went on leave for several weeks and no one did the work in their absence, according to the Sentinel.
The employee did not resume the task upon their return, leading to nine months of missing reports and the 1,100 people capable of buying guns, the Sentinel reports. There is no report that any of these people did make a gun purchase, according to the Sentinel.