Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 
372 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 38


  Reply # 1416247 29-Oct-2015 17:16
Send private message

You can change the delivery address per purchase, for example I have had some stuff delivered home and some to work. They don't ask you to resend them the copy of your licence. Why would they? its not like your home address is on it.

no it's not

but I'd get a call to verify my address changed and it's an order I made myself. well not if the reporter left a "fake" phone number as well.

too much details are left out in the original story, one could argue that so criminals can't "copy" them, the fact is probably it's an engineered stunt and couldn't possibly be accomplished by average joe criminal.



958 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 476

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1416250 29-Oct-2015 17:29
Send private message

hangon:
You can change the delivery address per purchase, for example I have had some stuff delivered home and some to work. They don't ask you to resend them the copy of your licence. Why would they? its not like your home address is on it.

no it's not

but I'd get a call to verify my address changed and it's an order I made myself. well not if the reporter left a "fake" phone number as well.

too much details are left out in the original story, one could argue that so criminals can't "copy" them, the fact is probably it's an engineered stunt and couldn't possibly be accomplished by average joe criminal.


Considering they even used the licence holders own credit card, I'm not surprised the order went through.




Matthew


 
 
 
 


2264 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 225


  Reply # 1416272 29-Oct-2015 18:16
Send private message

So why isn't the license holder in the frame rather than the reporter? Is he such a good customer that Gun City is not mentioning his involvement?



958 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 476

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1416301 29-Oct-2015 18:41
Send private message

Bung: So why isn't the license holder in the frame rather than the reporter? Is he such a good customer that Gun City is not mentioning his involvement?


I would imagine he is in the frame.




Matthew


gzt

9165 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1291


  Reply # 1416426 29-Oct-2015 20:17
Send private message

Hard to know the actual facts at present. I guess we will have to wait for the police investigation to assemble the facts and publish those in the public interest.

Journalist du Plessis-Allan's position published a couple of days ago is unchanged:

"We didn't order a firearm for a bit of a laugh. We ordered a firearm because Greg O'Connor from the Police Association told the public on radio 10 days ago they could order a gun via mail order - without a licence. You can't just leave that information out there. Criminals listen to the radio."

Given what has been published already I interpret that to mean use someone else's licence and a different address, and possibly a different name. We know the licence number alone was valid, but that seems to be the only factor all published reports agree exactly on.

Looks like we may not know the facts for a few weeks yet when the police have looked into it.


438 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 123

Subscriber

  Reply # 1416570 30-Oct-2015 06:25
Send private message

Not sure why having a valid license number is seen as an obstacle. I assume they are issued sequentially and if you need a starting number, here's one.

http://i.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/wairarapa/6904928/Sheriff-of-Ngawi-gun-toting-once-more



1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39


UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06


UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26


The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22


Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55


2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55


Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21


Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37


Digital transformation is dead
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31


Fake news and cyber security
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27


Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27


Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26


Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23


New Fujifilm macro lens lands in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:16



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.