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FLA finds discrepancies in businessman's application for gun licence

Shane Dalling, CEO of the FLA
 
The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) says it has found glaring discrepancies in the documentation submitted for the application for a gun licence by 37 year-old businessman Jean Mathieu.
 
Mr. Mathieu was fatally shot during an altercation with a security guard at The Dream Live Party on August 3.
 
Shane Dalling, Chief Executive Officer of the FLA, says the documents, which were approved in 2017, were possibly fraudulent.
 
Mr. Mathieu reportedly hit the guard several times before pointing his licensed firearm at him.
 
The guard then pulled his licensed gun and fired a round, hitting Mr. Mathieu in the chest.
 
In the meantime, Mr. Dalling said following the furore which surrounded the entity last year, the agency made several changes to strengthen its vetting system. Since then, he said, several licences have been revoked and firearms seized from persons who "should not have gotten it or mislead us in the first place."
 
He revealed that the FLA is investigating several other cases where discrepancies are identified in applications for gun licences. 
 
Mr. Dalling was speaking Friday on RJR's Hotline with host, Emily Shields. 


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