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Respect for the Second Amendment may be at an all time low in our great nation in this day and age, as the left rails against the right to bear arms in bold and unprecedented ways.

We have seen a melding of the social justice movement with the anti-gun lobby, who are both fond of exploiting emotion in order to govern.  It’s a dirty trick, preying on Americans at their most vulnerable, but in such desperate times the left tends to work in filth and fear instead of logic.

What’s worse still is that this isn’t the only threat to the Second Amendment that we face today, as a number of horrific missteps by authorities has turned the right to bear arms into a nuisance for many in our government.  The latest goof comes to us from Florida, where a great many concealed carry background checks simply didn’t occur because of a login error.

The state of Florida reportedly halted background checks on concealed carry permit applicants for over a year because they had trouble logging in.

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The Tampa Bay Times reports that checks via the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) began to be omitted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in February 2016, and it was March 2017 before anyone in the department noticed. That time frame witnessed a surge in concealed carry applications, which included 245,000 applications in the fiscal year ending in 2016 alone.

The fiscal year ending in 2017 saw 275,000 applications.

The Times reports that the problem was traced back to a single employee who was tasked with logging in to the NICS background check system. She reported her login problems to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on April 7, 2016, and never logged in again because the problems persisted. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Commerce Services had already gone 40 days without running a NICS check by the time that employee contacted the Department of Law Enforcement.

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There couldn’t be a worse time for this news to hit the presses, as Florida is still reeling from revelations regarding the complete ineptitude of authorities in the state.

Mass shooters Nikolas Cruz and Omar Mateen were both reported to the FBI prior to their rampages, yet nothing was done to prevent the carnage.

 

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