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9 April 2002

Newsday (New York)

States should turn over the names of anyone with a history of psychiatric hospitalization to a federal database that screens applicants seeking to purchase long guns, Sen. Charles Schumer said yesterday. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he would introduce legislation in June that would close a loophole that allowed Peter Troy, a mentally disturbed man who had been involuntarily committed twice to psychiatric institutions, to buy a rifle and allegedly use it to kill a priest and a... (

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