More Than 4,000 Guns Retrieved From People Who Failed Background Checks

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December 5, 2017
OAN Newsroom

A new report shows the FBI issued thousands of orders for agents to seize firearms from people who should have been prevented from buying one.

Last year, the FBI issued more than 4,000 orders for agents from to seize firearms, marking the largest number of retrieval requests in 10 years.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review of the background check system last month after the Air Force failed to report the criminal history of the gunman who later opened fire in a Texas church.

Crosses showing the names of shooting victims at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs Baptist Church are part of a makeshift memorial placed along the highway , Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

26 churchgoers were killed in the attack and several others were injured.

Gun owners who were targeted were barred from purchasing a firearm due to their criminal backgrounds and mental health issues as well as other red flags.