Cho appears to have broken no laws prior to the day of the killings. He abided by Virginia's firearms control laws, passing a background check and providing photo ID proof of residence. He purchased the pair of handguns he used 30 days apart, as required. CBS' Armen Keteyian called the $571 credit-card purchase of a 9mm pistol and ammunition from a store in Roanoke "an altogether unremarkable sale." Gun shop owner John Markell gave a soundbite to all three networks. He told NBC's Dateline that "the law was followed." The only blemish on Cho's record was a couple of speeding tickets he picked up in the past three weeks, CBS' Orr observed.
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