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Mar 17, 2014 7:09 AM by Associated Press

Firearms expert testifies at Pistorius trial

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - The manager of a South African gun training academy has said at Oscar Pistorius' murder trial that the athlete had "a great love and enthusiasm" for firearms.

Sean Patrick Rens testified on Monday that he met the double-amputee runner in 2012 and that Pistorius asked him to provide him with a revolver.

Rens is manager of the International Firearm Training Academy in Walkerville town. He says he had many conversations with Pistorius about guns.

Pistorius was charged with premeditated murder after fatally shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Feb. 14, 2013. He says he killed her by accident, mistaking her for an intruder in his home. Prosecutors say he killed her after an argument.

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