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9 April 2002

Associated Press

New York Democrats Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy on Monday introduced legislation that would shore up existing rules regarding the rights of current and former mental patients to purchase firearms. The bill would bar anyone who has a restraining order filed against him or her from purchasing a gun. Currently, only those restraining orders filed on behalf of an applicant's spouse or child raise a red flag with the National Instant Criminal Background... (

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