Associated Press
Mon, 2019-03-18 05:40

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand: The owner of Christchurch’s “Gun City” store said it sold four guns and ammunition to Brenton Tarrant, an Australian national who was arrested last Friday following a shooting rampage on two mosques in which 50 people were killed.
David Tipple said the gunman bought weapons online from the store.
“I’ve informed the police that Gun City sold the alleged gunman four A Category firearms and ammunition,” David Tipple from Gun City Limited told a media conference.
“All Gun City sales to this individual followed a police- verified online mail-order process.”
Tipple said in a statement that he has provided police with the purchase records and full details of the sales, which did not include military style semi-automatic weapons.
Tipple said he and staff are “dismayed and disgusted” by Friday’s shootings.
The store has been criticized for leaving out a roadside advertising billboard that shows a parent helping children with rifle target practice.
Referring to the man arrested after the shootings at two mosques, Tipple said, “We detected nothing extraordinary about this (gun) license holder.”

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