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Weapons Offences: San Bernardino and Justice Department

weapons offences: But the bureau hasn't gone that far with a shooting at an Ohio entertainment district, according to CTV. Even if there's a domestic terrorism investigation, no such law exists in the federal criminal code. The FBI has labeled two of those attacks at a Texas Walmart and California food festival, as domestic terrorism -- acts meant to intimidate or coerce a civilian population and affect government policy. That means the Justice Department must rely on other laws such as hate crimes and weapons offences in cases of politically motivated shootings. Calling something for what it is is an important first step in combating this problem, said Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. The legal gap has prompted many survivors, victims' families, law enforcement officials and legal experts to call on lawmakers to create a domestic terrorism law that could aid investigators and punish perpetrators. ( As reported in the news.