Brenton Tarrant bought four firearms and ammunition in separate “police-verified online mail” orders from Christchurch store Gun City before the attack that left 50 dead at two city mosques. Store owner David Tipple confirmed the purchases in a press conference but said the accused killer had not bought the military-style semiautomatic weapon from one of his stores. He said the gun used in the killings was fitted with a magazine that would not have been sold with it. Five firearms were used in the shooting — two semiautomatic rifles, a lever-action firearm and two shotguns. Tarrant, an Australian citizen who lived in Dunedin, was granted a “category A” gun licence in November 2017 and began legally buying firearms the following month. The shooter streamed a live video as he killed 50 people and hospitalised 36 at two Christchurch mosques on Friday. Picture: YouTubeSource:Supplied Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced in a Monday afternoon press conference that New Zealand will introduce sweeping gun law reform within ten days of the sickening attack. She said her cabinet was “completely unified” in changing the legislation after “the worst act of terrorism on our shores” exposed weaknesses in the country’s gun laws. Mr Tipple said… Read full this story
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