this article for Stars and Stripes on a report by the Department of Defense Inspector General regarding the armed services' failures to submit required reports of court-martial results to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Excerpt:
Thirty-one percent of courts-martial results that should have barred individuals from owning a firearm went unreported to the FBI by the U.S. military services in 2015 and 2016, the Pentagon Inspector General concluded in a report released Tuesday.The article includes a link to the full IG report.
Investigators for the Inspector General found 780 convictions of felony-level offenses that were never reported to federal law enforcement officials responsible for maintaining the database used to determine whether individuals can purchase a gun. Additionally, the IG found fingerprints were not submitted to the FBI in 601 of 2,502 cases, the watchdog group wrote in its report.