New Zealand terror attack gun shop still OPEN for business after 50 shot dead

The gun store where Brenton Tarrant bought weapons is still selling firearms, just four miles from where the killings took place.

Bosses at the Gun City store in Christchurch confirmed they sold four weapons and ammunition to the suspect. But they denied the modified AR-15 rifle and shotgun he used in last week’s mosque attacks were bought in their shop.

Similar weapons are still sold in the store – part of a national chain – but a country-wide ban is due next week. Gun City barred media but we took undercover photos of the weapons on sale, including sniper rifles and semi-automatics.

The shop also has a section for “kids and beginners”.

PM Jacinda Ardern is due to announce strict new gun laws on Monday.

One idea is for a government buy-back of military-style assault weapons.

Many gun owners have already given their weapons to police. But gun stores also reported a surge in interest in semi-automatics ahead of a ban.

Hunting & Fishing, one of the country’s largest chains, stopped selling military-style assault weapons. Boss Darren Jacobs said: “Such weapons of war have no place in our business or country.”

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