Published: Tue, March 19, 2019
Tech | By Constance Martin

Students perform haka to honour New Zealand mosque shooting victims

Students perform haka to honour New Zealand mosque shooting victims

David Tipple, the owner of Christchurch's Gun City, yesterday confirmed that Tarrant had bought weapons and ammunition from the gun store's online shop.

"All Gun City sales to this individual followed a police-verified online mail-order process".

The death toll from the massacre stands at 50, with another 50 people injured, after a gunman burst into a mosque and opened fire on worshippers with a semi-automatic rifle and high-capacity magazines, and then attacked a second mosque.

Speaking publicly for the first time in their home town of Grafton in the Australian state of New South Wales after the killings, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant's grandmother Marie Fitzgerald expressed her sorrow, as did his uncle Terry Fitzgerald.

Tarrant did not request bail during a brief court appearance on Saturday and will next appear on April 5.

New Zealand's patchwork of gun laws have also allowed the import of semi-automatic rifles, of which there are about 15,000 legally in circulation, according to police estimates.

"However because we do not have a registry, we don't know how many there are or where they are. The goal of this inquiry is to look at what all relevant agencies knew or could or should have known about the individual and his activities, including his access to weapons and whether they could have been in a position to prevent the attack". "On the farm they are a useful tool in some circumstances, but my convenience doesn't outweigh the risk of misuse", John Hart, a farmer and Green Party candidate from Masterton said on Twitter on Monday.

"It definitely makes you feel like New Zealand really does come together in a time of darkness and we can really just be who we are".

Police say Tarrant masterminded and conducted the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand's history - and one of the worst cases of right-wing terrorism in years.

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"We have made a decision as a cabinet, we are unified", she added, flanked by her coalition partner and deputy prime minister, Winston Peters.

Ardern has said authorities hope to release all the bodies by Wednesday and police said authorities are working with pathologists and coroners to complete the task as soon as they can.

The tightened gun laws will put New Zealand in line with several other countries who have changed legislation in the wake of tragedy.

The social news site said it had also taken down posts that linked to the video or which showed the attack. The store "detected nothing extraordinary", about the buyer, he said.

"We don't need these in our country. Gun City did not sell him an MSSA, only A-category firearms", Tipple told a Christchurch news conference on Monday.

As per Gunpolicy.org, New Zealand has double the guns per person than Australia, and the number of privately-owned guns is estimated to be at 1.5 million.

The burial process, which usually involves washing with three kinds of water, salving wounds and scrubbing skin, would be complicated, volunteers in Christchurch said.

The gunman who attacked two mosques on Friday live-streamed the attacks on Facebook for 17 minutes using an app designed for extreme sports enthusiasts, with copies still being shared on social media hours later.

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