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    New Zealand Reflects as Shooter’s Profile Emerges

    “He was polite.” That’s how the vice president of a New Zealand gun club described the 28-year-old Australian suspect in last week’s massacre at two mosques in Christchurch. Ordering a probe into what preventative measures authorities could have taken, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed to “absolutely deny” the white supremacist the platform he was seeking by refusing to say his name — and urged others to do the same.

    What do we know about the suspect? He typically went alone to the Bruce Rifle Club, which had previously been reported to police over concerns about the mental stability of its members.

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