Monday, March 17, 2014

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Day 11- The Fascination With Guns

((HT: SABC Digital News))

Day 11 of the Oscar Pistorius trail featured a gun expert who testified that Pistorius wanted to purchase seven more guns in addition to the 9mm pistol he already owned. Sean Rens also said Pistorius wanted them for self-defense — and asked Rens to get them for him.

The guns included a semi-automatic assault rifle, three shotguns, another self-loading rifle and two Smith & Wesson handguns to go with several hundred rounds of ammunition.

The cost of the weapons was in the neighborhood of R$5,000- R$4,500 of which Pistorius had already paid before the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. The remaining two weapons purchase was cancelled at that point...

Here's segment one of week three...

Rens was also asked about Pistorius' referring to "combat mode" where he would snap out of bed once he heard a noise. A Twitter submission about his own washing machine going off in the middle of the night that cause him to go into "combat mode" was also talked about in open court...

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