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

Site rep: This proves people need to protect themselves
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2009 11:02 AM CDT
Pa. Gym, Va. Tech Shooters Shopped on Same Website
In this undated file photo released by the Virginia State Police, Seung-Hui Cho is shown.   (AP Photo/Virginia State Police)

(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."

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“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.)

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