Green Bay Gun Dealer Sold NIU Killer AND Virginia Tech Killer Items For Rampages
Virginia Tech Shooter
The news is amazing. And this points to one large area where many have argued for a long time that tougher, tighter gun laws need to be enacted. Gun dealers make money, and parents get to buy coffins for their loved ones. No way in hell should either of these men been able to buy guns. If the type of required tougher background check that many have advocated for years been in place with these shameless gun dealers, many things would be different for several families this weekend. A gun dealer should not be allowed to sell and profit in his manner. When things like this happen there needs to be accountability, and the gun dealer needs to loose his business.
If a day care center had kids continually drowning in the bathtub they would be closed. If a nurse kept administering the wrong medications she would be fired. There also needs to be accountability for gun dealers who sell to those who commit these types crimes.
The Green Bay, Wis., gun dealer who sold Northern Illinois University killer Stephen Kazmierczak empty magazines and a holster for a semi-automatic pistol also sold a gun to the killer in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
I was just shocked,” said Eric Thompson, 34, whose company TGSCOM Inc. sells weapons over the Internet. “There are over 90,000 licensed dealers in the U.S.”
Thompson’s company sold a Walther .22-caliber handgun to Seung-Hui Cho, who killed 32 people last April at Virginia Tech before killing himself. The gun was delivered through a Virginia dealer, who was required to do a background check on Cho, Thompson said.
Kazmierczak bought his weapons from Tony’s Guns and Ammo in Champaign, sources say. The shop is in a working-class neighborhood.
Signs in the front yard say “Tony’s Guns and Ammo.” The shop is in a fenced-in building behind a home.
On the front door is a sticker that says “Guns Save Lives” — a sentiment shared by Thompson, who said preventing NIU students from carrying guns is “perhaps a mistake.”