I don't know about the Illinois shooter, but the Virginia Tech killer got his legally.ian husford said:How unusual is it that a gunman like in this case obtains a gun legally? I don't know but I think it is unusual. Anyone got some info on this?
Gunman Stayed at Hotel Before Rampage
By ASHLEY M. HEHER and CARYN ROUSSEAU
Saturday, February 16, 2008
On Feb. 9, Kazmierczak walked into a Champaign gun store and picked up two guns _ a Remington shotgun and a Glock 9mm handgun. He bought the two other handguns at the same shop _ a Hi-Point .380 on Dec. 30 and a Sig Sauer on Aug. 6.
All four guns were bought legally from a federally licensed firearms dealer, said Thomas Ahern, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. At least one criminal background check was performed _ Kazmierczak had no criminal record.
Kazmierczak had a State Police-issued FOID, or firearms owners identification card, which is required in Illinois to own a gun, authorities said. Such cards are rarely issued to those with recent mental health problems.