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The Real Story Behind How Dylann Roof Got His Gun

By Penny Okamoto, Executive Director of Ceasefire Oregon

Dylann Roof, the man accused of killing nine people at a historic black church in South Carolina, was able to buy a gun despite the fact that a background check should have prevented him from doing so.

Roof managed to obtain the gun because of a rule that allows gun dealers to transfers guns under certain conditions even if the background check on the person seeking to buy the gun has not been completed.

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