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Same Gun Dealer Supplied NIU and Va. Tech Killers

Seller 'blown away by the coincidences'
By Michael O'Connor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 16, 2008 5:15 AM CST
Same Gun Dealer Supplied NIU and Va. Tech Killers
In this photo released Feb. 15, 2008, by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is Steven Kazmierczak who was identified by Florida authorities and a university official familiar with the investigation as the gunman who killed five people at Northern Illinois University. Kazmierczak was currently...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – An online gun dealer who helped arm the Virginia Tech shooter also sold accessories to the killer in Thursday's Northern Illinois University rampage, the AP reports. "I'm still blown away by the coincidences," said Eric Thompson, whose company, TGSCOM, is based in Green Bay. He called a federal agency yesterday when he realized he had sold two magazines and a holster to Illinois shooter Stephen Kazmierczak. 

One of Thompson's sites,, sold Seung-Hui Cho a Walther .22-caliber handgun before he killed 32 people at Virginia Tech in April. sold Kazmierczak two 9mm Glock magazines and a holster—but no guns—this month. "I'm shaking," Thompson said. "I can't believe somebody would order from us again and do this." (Read more guns stories.)

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