Hundreds of thousands of names removed from gun data base

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Hundreds of thousands of names removed from gun data base

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A customer at Stoddard’s Range and Guns loads bullets before he shoots at a target on Thursday. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Hundreds of thousands of people have been purged from a national database checked before gun sales or carry permits are issued because they don’t meet the new definition of “fugitive from justice.”

The FBI told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that more than half a million names have been removed from the list since since the Trump administration revision earlier this year. 

Learn more about why officials in law enforcement are worried about the change which allows some people with arrest warrants to still buy a firearm. Read the full story at MyAJC.com

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