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Last updateVen, 30 Jan 2015 3pm

Pistorius trial: Court hears of Pistorius’ obsession with guns

Pretoria, South Africa - The North Gauteng High Court on Monday heard that murder accused Oscar Pistorius planned to purchase an arsenal of weapons but cancelled the order a month after the grisly shooting of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.


Although the Paralympian admits he shot her through a bathroom door, he claims he thought she was an intruder.

Sean Rens, who described himself as a ‘firearms service provider’, confirmed that the 'Blade Runner' was passionate about firearms, saying “he had a great love and enthusiasm for them.”

The order included a rifle or carbine vector LM6, which Rens said was a civilian version of the semi-automatic assault rifle that South Africa's police or military use, a Winchester shotgun, a Mossberg Maverick shotgun, a Smith and Wesson revolver .38 special, a Mossberg semi-automatic self-loading shotgun and another self-loading rifle.

The court has previously heard that Pistorius fired guns in public in the months before the tragedy - once out of a car sunroof on a road and once in a crowded Johannesburg restaurant.

Pana 17/03/2014