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Gun Culture -- Amnesty on Illegal Firearms Long Overdue
Irish Examiner, Editorial
3 January 2006
Given Ireland's spiralling gun culture, matched by an explosion of murders in drug wars between rival gangs, an amnesty on illegal firearms is long overdue.
Gardaí are confident that more than 3,000 illegal firearms and over 70,000 rounds of ammunition will be netted in advance of tough new anti-gun laws due to come into force before the summer...
Over the years, large numbers of legally held weapons, especially shotguns, have been stolen, mainly from farmers.