Internet gun dealer Eric Thompson sold Steven Kazmierczak two empty magazines and a holster through a website (one of several he has), and the firm itself sold a Walther handgun to Seung-Hui Cho, who killed 32 people at Virginia Tech in April.
Thompson, a legitimate weapons dealer, said "I'm just shocked, absolutely shocked,". "The coincidence is uncanny."
Thompson said that when Kazmierczak's name was made public Friday, his staff checked computer records to see if the man had made any purchases from the firm. When the purchase was discovered, Thompson said, he quickly notified the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and later met with agents dispatched from the Milwaukee office.