Background check mix-up allowed Roof to buy gun: FBI

(R Reports) – Many have questioned why a gunman would open fire at a Bible-study, killing nine worshippers in Charleston last month.

Now, FBI Director James Comey says suspect Dylann Roof never should have gotten his hands on this gun.

Comey says there was a mix-up in a background check, and the examiner did not see a police report in which Roof admitted to drug possession. This would have barred him from buying the deadly weapon.

A full review has been ordered, says Comey, who also says the examiner involved is quote “heartbroken.”

Comey says the FBI is sick that the mix-up happened. And agents are meeting with victims’ families to share the news.