Mother of slain sailor sues feds for failing to block mentally ill former Marine from buying gun
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SAN DIEGO — The mother of a sailor who authorities said was shot to death by her mentally ill Oceanside, California, neighbor is suing the federal government, alleging it failed to block the accused shooter from buying a gun. The suit alleges that after Eduardo Arriola, a former Marine, was diagnosed as schizophrenic and discharged in 2017, no one put his name into the FBI database listing people prohibited from buying firearms. The following year, according to authorities, Arriola bought a firearm from an Oceanside gun store — two months before the fatal shooting of neighbor Navy Corpsman Dev...