Tucson suspect's troubles didn't keep him from gun
Published 01/11/2011, Associated Press
Jared Loughner had trouble with the law, was rejected by the Army after flunking a drug test and was considered so mentally unstable that he was banned from his college campus, where officials considered him a threat to other students and faculty. According to authorities, he still had no trouble purchasing the semiautomatic pistol used in Saturday's shooting rampage.Word count: 1347
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