His reasoning is sound except he has not read the FAQ for the Grand Tournament Pack 2020. Below is the relevant entry.
*Page 91 – Rare Rules
Add the following:
Attacks That Make Multiple Hit Rolls
Some rules, typically weapon abilities, tell you to roll more than
one hit roll for each attack made , e.g. ‘each time an attack is
made with this weapon, make 2 hit rolls instead of 1’. In these
cases, each hit roll is treated as a separate attack that is made
against the same target. As such, all normal rules that are
triggered by attacks, or that apply to attacks (such as re-rolls or
modifiers conferred by other rules) apply to each ‘hit roll’. Note
that these additional attacks do not themselves result in more hit
rolls being made.
If a rule tells you to make more than one hit roll for each attack
made, each hit roll is treated as a separate attack made against
the same target