Mosque attack report finds shooter received little scrutiny over gun license referees

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Publish Date
Tue, 8 Dec 2020, 3:28PM

Mosque attack report finds shooter received little scrutiny over gun license referees

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 8 Dec 2020, 3:28PM

The Royal Commission report into the March 15 Christchurch mosque attack has found failings in how the shooter got his gun license.

The almost 800 page reports just been released.

It reveals police oversight of the licensing system was not up to standard, with too little scrutiny of the gunman's referees, and whether they could vouch for his being a responsible person.

Chief political reporter Alex Mason told Phil Gifford and Simon Barnett that police accepted referees he'd only ever seen sporadically.

"It included a friend he played online games with for 10 years, but only met in person for three weeks over that entire time, and the person's parent."

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