Aurora shooting: background check failures let gunman keep firearm

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Second check found conviction involving the stabbing of an ex-girlfriend, which led to revoking shooter’s gun permit, but he did not return firearm to police

The man who shot and killed five people and wounded six at an Illinois business on Friday passed an initial background check that failed to detect a felony conviction that should have stopped him buying the gun.

Related: Aurora police name five victims killed in shooting by dismissed worker

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