Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly and the Pentagon want Congress to revise gun legislation in the aftermath of the shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, making it harder for foreign nationals to purchase firearms.

Modly said the Pentagon is looking for additional ways to protect military bases, military personnel and their families, but one approach also includes new action in Congress to prevent foreign nationals from gun purchases, according to NBC.

Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, the 21-year-old Saudi Arabian military trainee suspected in the Friday shooting attack, reportedly purchased a hunting license on July 11, 2019. Nine days later Alshamrani used that license to purchase a firearm.
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