First Gun Bought March 13; No ‘Spur of the Moment’ Crime

By Brian Ross And Richard Esposito

Apr 17, 2007 11:12am

Seung-Hui Cho bought his first gun, a Glock 9 mm handgun, on March 13 and his second weapon, a .22 caliber handgun, within the last week, law enforcement officials tell "This was no spur of the moment crime. He’s been thinking about this since at least the time he bought the first gun," said former FBI agent Brad Garrett, an ABC News consultant. Both guns were bought in Virginia, according to the officials. THE BLOTTER RECOMMENDS Blotter Lapse of Federal Law Allows Sale of Large Ammo Clips Blotter ‘I Want to Clear My Name’ Click Here to Check Out Brian Ross Slideshows Under Virginia law, state residents can only buy one handgun in any 30 day period, suggesting Cho bought his second weapon after April 13, or sometime over the weekend. "He clearly spent some time figuring out how he was going to take care of business once classes began on Monday morning," said Garrett. Click Here for Full Blotter Coverage. The date of the first gun purchase will likely serve as the time of "some triggering mechanism that was very important" to Cho said Garrett, an expert on profiling murderers.    Watch the New York City Investigation’s Illegal Gun Buy: Links on the Right Side of the Linked Page.

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