FBI issued warning about gun loophole used by Pensacola shooter months ago

Six months before a Saudi gunman opened fire at the Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida last week, the FBI warned about the loophole he used to obtain a gun.

In May, the FBI issued a report, titled “Federal Hunting License Exception Could Be Exploited by Extremists or Criminal Actors Seeking to Obtain Firearms for Violent Attacks,” warning “participating organizations” that receive briefings on relevant issues about the loophole, according to Yahoo News.

In it, the bureau encouraged businesses to be aware that “extremists and other criminal actors could exploit the federal statutory exception that allows non-immigrant visa holders” who normally cannot purchase firearms or ammunition to
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