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9 April 2002

New York Times

LYNBROOK, New York — One month ago, Peter J. Troy walked into a Long Island gun store and bought a semiautomatic rifle that he used four days later when, the police say, he killed a priest and a parishioner during a morning Mass in this tiny Long Island village. Mr. Troy, 34, had spent time in two mental hospitals, and his mother had obtained a restraining order against him, which he had violated, officials said. Those facts did not show up on the federal registry... (

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