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15 April 2002

Newsday (New York), Editorial

Peter Troy shouldn't have been able to buy the gun that he was packing when, police say, he walked into a Long Island church last month and opened fire, killing a parish priest and an elderly parishioner. Troy had a history of involuntary psychiatric hospitalizations which, under existing federal law, should have prevented him from legally buying the .22-caliber semi-automatic rifle he used. But that information was not available to federal officials. So when Troy's... (GunPolicy.org)

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