Chuck Grassley

United States Senator from Iowa





Grassley Releases Statement after the FBI Revealed New Information about the Background Check System and the Charleston Shooting

Jul 10, 2015

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley made the following statement after the FBI acknowledged that inaccurate information was entered in the background check system and hindered follow-up analysis that should have prevented alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof from purchasing a firearm.

“It’s disastrous that this bureaucratic mistake prevented existing laws from working and blocking an illegal gun sale.  The facts undercut attempts to use the tragedy to enact unnecessary gun laws.  The American people, and especially the victims' families, deserve better.”