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United States

30 April 2007

Washington Post, Editorial

It's a chilling thought: Seung Hui Cho's rampage at Virginia Tech might have been avoided but for what might have seemed until recently a minor flaw in Virginia state policy. In 2005 Mr. Cho's disturbed behavior persuaded a state special justice to declare him "an imminent danger to himself as a result of mental illness" after police detained him. Under federal law, that determination disqualified him from legally purchasing guns. Yet when he went to buy the... (

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