Skip to comments.Massacre Gun: $571 for 9 mm Glock and 50 Bullets at Roanoke Store
Posted on 04/17/2007 12:33:08 PM PDT by areafiftyone
Seung-Hui Cho bought his first gun, a 9mm handgun, on March 13 at a Roanoke, Va. gun store, the owner tells ABC News.
John Markell, the owner of Roanoke Firearms, said today that he had been interviewed by three agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms about Cho's purchase of a Glock 9 mm handgun.
"I feel terrible about this," Markell told ABC News at his store today, which is part gun shop, part pawn shop on the outskirts of Roanoke.
Markell said Cho's gun and a box of 50 bullets cost $571. He said Cho paid by check and left the store with the gun.
Markell said Cho was "a clean-cut college kid," and the transaction was entirely legal under Virginia law. "He was as cordial as could be, and there was nothing unusual in his manner that suggested any thing wrong," Markell said.
Markell said he was not present when Cho bought the gun, but that he had produced a state driver's license and an immigration card.
Law enforcement officials tell ABC News Cho bought his second weapon, a .22 caliber handgun, also in Virginia, within the last week.
"This was no spur of the moment crime. He's been thinking about this since at least the time he bought the first gun," said former FBI agent Brad Garrett, an ABC News consultant.
Under Virginia law, state residents can only buy one handgun in any 30-day period, suggesting Cho bought his second weapon after April 13 or sometime over the weekend.
"He clearly spent some time figuring out how he was going to take care of business once classes began on Monday morning," said Garrett.
The date of the first gun purchase will likely serve as the time of "some triggering mechanism that was very important" to Cho said Garrett, an expert on profiling murderers.
It should be a law that you have to be a US citizen to purchase a gun. Don’t look for the MSM and the gun-control lobby to mention this.
You have got to be kidding?
I agree. Something is not what it appears to be. The media are useless at truth. Leaks will probably be the source of how we get at the truth.
“And you could kill 32 people with all those box cutters?”
A few Muslims managed to kill 3,000 using box cutters. Get your head out of your butt.
$500 with night sights (tritium illuminated) around here.
Add the cartridges and tax and that’s about right.
To relly get rid of them you need a metal stamp.
Nope, not kidding at all:
The NYC law was introduced in 1995 to require age 18 for purchase. In 1998, the Mayor signed Local Law 22, which raised the legal age to purchase box cutters from 18 to 21 and expanded the ban on box cutter possession to any public place.
“To report a store in violation of the City’s box cutter law, consumers can notify the Department of Consumer Affairs by calling its Consumer Hotline at 212-487-4444 or 718-286-2990 or by visiting the DCA website at http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/consumers .”
Why is it, that I'm not surprised? I suppose that it makes sense that whackjobs tend to be on medication, but I can't think of a single shooter like this who wasn't.
eyep...and at one time..you could bring down a 747 and two skyscrapers
What was the date his girlfriend broke off the relationship?
well, listening to a roommate of the girl who was killed early on...she said something to the effect, that she didn't even know there was a relationship. Now if that was her roommate...I think it was an excuse dreamed up by the MSM...sooooooooooo
You really have to be 21 to buy a box cutter in NYC?
What about all of those NYU kids who have to move out of the dorms. Must be rough going for them,
Ah, a whiff of common sense.
To elaborate -
If you are here legally, as a ‘resident’ should you be denied the ‘God Given’ RIGHT to ‘keep and bear arms’ as set forth by a huge group of ‘resident aliens’ (founding fathers)?
No. I don’t care who shoots a bad guy.
(Sometimes I chuckle when they shoot each other.)
No, if he was ‘talented with a handgun’ he would not have done what he did.
Every person that I know who is truly ‘talented with a handgun’ is also very (very) responsible.
Comes with the territory.
Do you mean to say that a Virginia CCW card holder can purchase more than one handgun per month? If so, I’ve been lax. I applied for a permit early in the morning of the first day they started that, and have had one ever since.
“He was or wasn’t present?”
Makes no diffeence. If Cho’s DL number and CIS “A number” were on the app then obviously he produced them (the store completes the federal and state paperwork, not the buyer).
Another item too. Notice how it took so long for any students to come forward as to knowing the gunman? Living on campus and no one (students) actually knew the guy it seems. If the truth, then a sad statement for that college community.
Just a lot of questions still stirring around in my head. Have you seen any info on whol his parents are (what they do)?
Are you sure that it was a Glock model 17?
I haven’t seen that reported yet.
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