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Lafayette Shooter Bought Gun Legally

Lafayette movie-theater shooter Rusty Houser was able to legally purchase a gun because he was not involuntarily committed for mental health treatment. “If he had been adjudicated in need of involuntary treatment, I would have reported that to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, who would then send it to the FBI,” former Muscogee County Probate Judge Marc E. D’Antonio told The Washington Post. Laws passed after the Virginia Tech shooting would have then barred him from gun ownership for life.