Thousands purged from FBI background check for guns


KLFY—The change in policy happened at the end of the Obama administration but wasn’t implemented until February.

FBI tried seizing thousands of guns from people who failed background checks. The FBI issued more than 4,000 orders last year to the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives for agents to seize guns from people who failed background checks, a report says. An extensive review of federal records by USA Today found that the retrieval requests reached a 10-year high — thanks in large part...