Last year, Jitka Vesel was tragically murdered by a stalker in Chicago. Vesel met her murderer, Demetry Smirnov, online - three years before she was murdered. The two dated for mere weeks before she broke it off. Two-and-a-half years later, he showed up to her workplace and murdered her in cold blood, reports the Daily Beast.
Smirinov used a .40 caliber handgun which purchased from a private seller, also found online, via Armslist, a firearms classified site. Much like Craigslist, Armslist is a completely neutral online marketplace. All ads, transactions, and purchases are done through the users. The website even has a disclaimer that must be agreed to before entering that requires all users to comply with the law when dealing between themselves.