The Air Force's failure to enter a court-martialed airman's name into the NICS database allowed him to purchase his murder weapon.
"The U.S. government must pay victims and families of victims of a 2017 Texas church massacre more than $230 million, a federal judge ruled on Monday.
The man who killed 26 people and wounded 22 others at the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, should have been barred from legally owning firearms because of an earlier domestic violence conviction. But the U.S. Air Force failed to enter his name into the correct database.
Rodriguez ruled last July that the Air Force, represented as the U.S. government in the case, was "60% responsible" for the shooting because of a mistake that led to Kelley's name being left off of an FBI database."
Now the cost of that 60% failure has been determined and awarded - $230 million.
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