Anniversary of the Mother Emanuel Shootings

Posted By Bill Payer on Jun 17, 2022 | 0 comments


“On the evening of June 17, 2015, a mass shooter took the lives of nine African American people at a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.”…more at History.com CLICK HERE

Congressman James Clyburn points out in the Post & Courier that ” 7 years after Emanuel massacre, we must close the ‘Charleston loophole’” CLICK HERE Non subscribers will encounter a paywall.

FILE – In this June 17, 2016, file photo Barrye Browne, left, and Daron Calhoun collect memorials placed at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., on the anniversary of the killing of nine black parishioners during bible study. The gunman who killed the worshippers had been arrested on drug charges just weeks earlier. Although that arrest should have prevented him from purchasing the pistol he used in the attack, the examiner reviewing the sale never saw the arrest report because the wrong agency was listed in state criminal history records.
(AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

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