Friday, April 20, 2007

Buying beer, handguns

Green Bay Internet gun dealer, Eric Thompson, sold a Wahlter .22 hand gun to someone in Virginia. That someone turned out to be, Cho Seung-Hui, who went on to murder 32 people at Virginia Tech.

Thompson said in State Journal that he felt terrible about the shooting, but followed all necessary paperwork. He advocates hunting, and says that guns should be out of the hands of "madmen" through laws on the books.

Thompson even linked his website to a memorial fund for the Virginia Tech victims.

There's something wrong here. Why are weapons being sold to anonymous buyers?
Face-to-face transactions allow an additional screening capacity, do they not. Hell, a 12-year-old can buy liquor on the Internet.

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