Following the Christchurch shooting, with people "panic buying", in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack and in anticipation of the Government tightening gun laws.
killed 49 people on Friday, the Prime Ministers have promised to tighten gun laws.
Following Jacinda Ardern's comments on Saturday morning, gun shop owners – at bricks and mortar stores, and online – experienced a jump in sales.
The Christchurch Branch of Gun City was busy on Saturday, with people buying guns and equipment
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Self-described White Surpremacist Brenton Harrison Tarrant, Attacked with illegally modified weapons. But police and gun experts believe Tarrant, who is a new guerrilla gun, and who was later changed.
Tarrant has been charged with one count of murder, with more charges expected, after he Open fire on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday.
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When Tarrant was apprehended by police, he had two weapons in the car, and an explosive device.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tarrant was in possession of five firearms, in total.
New Zealand's gun laws were not
Tarrant, who is an Australian citizen, traveled to New Zealand sporadically.
While in New Zealand in November 2017, he acquired a basic gun license, known as a Category A license.
Newsroom Newsroom the shotgun first used by Tarrant at the Deans Ave mosque appeared to be a Mossberg 930 semi-automatic. This AR15 is a semi-automatic sporting rifle, and is among the most popular.
The AR15 is a semi-automatic sporting rifle, and among the most popular firearms currently sold.
The expert told Newsroom they were "today's sporting rifle".
Both types of guns could have been purchased by a regular Category A license without any special endorsements.
Guns that can not be used in a military style, have a collapsible or folding stock, and have not got bayonets, lugs, a free-standing pistol grip, or a flash hider. [A-1]   A gun that was not intended for military style.
While the main body of the guns had not been acquired with a basic Category A license, the AR15 has been fitted illegally with large magazines, the expert said.
Under the 1992 Arms Act, a semi-automatic AR15 sporting rifle can only have a magazine capacity of 7 rounds. Tarrant has magazines holding 30 rounds, 40 rounds, and 60 rounds.
While Ardern said Tarrant legally held five firearms, Police said it was also part of the equipment used in the attack Commissioner Mike Bush confirmed that a category A firearm license holder could not buy the guns without the magazines.
Bush said it would not have been legally compliant  Questions about gun license vetting
Police were also asked to obtain a New Zealand gun license.
Bush said he had no criminal history and was not known to police in New Zealand or Australia , He was not on any police or terrorist watch lists.
But he said that the process included checking
Tarrant was also a member of the Bruce Rifle Club in South Otago. He joined in early 2018.
President Scott Williams told Newsroom, the club obviously scrutinized its members, but in relation to the basic rules of the arms and how they handled firearms, and followed the rules.
"We do not to mention these types in New Zealand, "he said.
Travel to Eastern Europe
Tarrant visited Pakistan, North Korea.
He claims to have made money in trading Bitcoin, and used that money, and reportedly to inherit it
Bulgarian journalist Ivo Maev said Serbian authorities confirmed Tarrant had traveled to Bulgaria in November last year, and visited other Balkan countries.
The guns used in the terror attack on the two Christchurch mosques carry references to the historical battles of the Bulgarian and Serbian people against the Ottoman Empire. Following an official meeting of heads of security services in Sofia, Bulgaria (Saturday NZT),
Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov said Tarrant arrived in the country from Dubai and went on to visit a number of cities in Bulgaria.
Tsatsarov and Interior Minister Mladen Marinov said Bulgaria would continue to investigate but
Tarrant is a self-proclaimed nationalist, who publicly publicized a manifesto on social media immediately prior to the attack.
The manifesto singles out issues of immigration and reiterated extreme white surpremacist views.
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Ardern said she was asking questions of New Zealand's security and intelligence agencies as well as what's not on the radar of any authorities. Tarrant went undetected was underway.