Pa. Gym, Va. Tech Shooters Shopped on Same Website

Site rep: This proves people need to protect themselves
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 7, 2009 11:02 AM CDT
In this undated file photo released by the Virginia State Police, Seung-Hui Cho is shown.   (AP Photo/Virginia State Police)
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(Newser) – The Pennsylvania health club shooter and the Virginia Tech killer purchased gun equipment from the same website, WPXI Pittsburgh reports. George Sodini bought accessories from TGSCOM, which sold a gun to Seung-Hui Cho. “We deal with police and government agencies as customers,” said a rep for the firm, which runs the site TheGunSource.com. "This tragedy underscores the need for people to protect themselves and not rely only on police."

“It's unbelievable that guns can be purchased so easily on the Internet, and all it takes is one bullet to kill one person," said the mother of a Virginia Tech survivor. "We just want to promote responsible gun laws so the shooting like at the LA Fitness center don't happen.”
(Read more George Sodini stories.)