Air Force failed to report dozens of violent service members to FBI gun databases

Air Force spokesman Ann Stefanek said Tuesday that the failure to follow Pentagon guidelines to report Kelley’s crimes to the FBI was “not an isolated incident and similar reporting lapses occurred at other locations.”…

The Air Force’s disclosure comes the same day Joe and Claryce Holcombe, members of a family ravaged by the shooting, filed a civil damages claim against the service. They’ve alleged its failure to report Kelley’s criminal background led to their loved ones’ slayings. Their son Bryan was killed in the church, along with seven other family members that included children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, in addition to a future great-grandchild.