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Gun Cache Discovered in Ireland 'Largest In Recent Years'

25 August 2013

BBC News

Police have described the discovery of guns and ammunition in east Belfast as the "largest find" in recent years. Sixteen handguns and more than 800 rounds of ammunition were found hidden on National Trust land at Lisnabreeny Walk close to the Manse Road. It is unclear whether the weapons, which were modern semi-automatic handguns, belonged to a paramilitary organisation or a criminal gang. The weapons have been taken away for examination. They were discovered as a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Officials Foil Gun Smuggling Plan in Ireland

23 August 2013

Irish Examiner (Dublin)

Gardaí and customs in Cork have foiled a plan to smuggle guns to an organised crime gang after they seized two weapons and arrested a man for questioning about the arms find. Gardaí together with customs officers raided a number of houses in the White's Cross area outside Cork city early yesterday morning and recovered two handguns and a small quantity of ammunition. Gardaí believe the guns and ammunition had been delivered in recent days to the Cork addresses by... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irish Judge Asks for Evidence Before Issuing Semi-Auto Sports Gun Permit

11 August 2013

Limerick Leader

A Limerick judge says legislation governing firearm applications has not "bitten the bullet". Judge Eugene O'Kelly was speaking during a lengthy district court sitting for a number of firearm application appeals. The owners of guns, including two semi-automatic rifles and two 9mm pistols, appealed the decision by Chief Superintendent David Sheahan not to grant them firearm certificates. The introduction of the Criminal Justice Miscellaneous Provisions Act imposed... (GunPolicy.org)

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Most Homicides in Ireland Committed With Guns

29 July 2013

Irish Mirror

Guns are used to commit most murders followed by knives and a "blunt force" object. And deputy state pathologist Dr Michael Curtis said "extreme violence" is being used in many killings. He added gunshot wounds account for just over a third of homicides, followed by stabbings and blunt force trauma. Dr Curtis said: "While that is obvious in the case of the shootings, it's also the case in many of the stabbings we do, and in many of the blunt force trauma deaths and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irish Police Uncover Dissident Arms Cache in North Dublin

11 July 2013

BBC News

Irish police (Garda) say they have made their biggest ever find of dissident republican arms and explosives at a location in north Dublin. Guns, ammunition and 15kg of Semtex explosive were found on land at the Old Airport Road in Cloghran. Superintendent David Taylor said the seizure was a major blow to the activities of dissident republicans. The arms were retrieved last week and included former Provisional IRA weapons. Replica and real guns including an UZI 9mm... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irish Man Jailed After Claiming Gun Parts Were Child's Toy

4 July 2013

Independent (Dublin)

A father-of-three who told gardai that components from a firearm scattered around his home belonged to a toy gun he was trying to fix has been jailed for seven years at the Special Criminal Court. Presiding judge Mr Justice Paul Butler said that the non-jury court regarded the possession of firearms as a "most serious offence" and had to impose a minimum sentence on Declan Geraghty (31), as he had a previous conviction for possession of a sawn-off shotgun and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irish Children Find and Shoot Loaded Shotgun in Derelict House

21 June 2013

Independent (Dublin)

A child who found a loaded sawn-off shotgun in the garden of a derelict house told gardai "my eardrums nearly burst" when another boy fired the weapon. Matthew Monaghan (9) was one of a group of children playing in the back garden of a boarded-up house when they found the firearm in a shed. The child, still shaken by his experience, told of how the children "were just building a fort". He said: "Then we went inside (the shed) and we found a shotgun." Asked about the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irish MP Suggests Relaxing Gun Laws for Rural Citizens to Fight Crime

26 April 2013

Irish Examiner (Dublin)

Michael Healy-Rae, who holds certificates for three different guns, said firearms were very restricted in Ireland. They are linked to pest control and game hunting or sports, and one had to be a member of a gun club, or own land, to be granted a licence, he said. However, the Kerry South TD said changes in rural Ireland meant communities now have to police themselves against ever-more aggressive and armed criminals. He claimed that with whole swathes of the country... (GunPolicy.org)

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Gun Crime Falling in Irish City, Despite Recent Shootings

22 April 2013

Independent (Dublin)

A family have escaped without injury after gunshots were fired into their home. The shooting incident happened in the Limerick city suburb of Moyross around midnight. There were several people – including teenagers - inside the house in Cosgrave Park at the time, but none were injured. A number of gunshots were fired at the home and the front door and an upstairs window were hit. Gardai are continuing to investigate the incident and are attempting to establish a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irish Police Chief Rejects Reissue of Machine Guns After Cop Shooting

27 March 2013

BBC News

The Commissioner of the Irish police has rejected calls for detectives to be reissued with Uzi submachine guns. Martin Callinan said it "would not have made the slightest bit of difference" if a murdered detective had been armed with an Uzi. Detective Adrian Donohoe was shot during a robbery on 25 January 2013. The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) passed a motion calling for the reissue of the Israeli-made weapons at its conference. The guns,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irish Engineer Jailed for Reactivating, Modifying Firearms

23 March 2013

Irish News

A Newry engineer who reactivated guns for paramilitaries was operating a large-scale munitions factory for dissident republicans, police have said. Bryan Christopher McManus (56) was yesterday jailed for more than three years. Ordering McManus to spend half a six-and-a-half year sentence in jail and half on licence parole, Belfast Recorder Judge David McFarland told him he had "made a very bad decision to associate with undesirable elements". The judge at Belfast... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ireland Gun Lobby Proposes Allowing Preteens Access to Guns in Law

28 February 2013

BBC News

Children as young as 10 should be allowed to use firearms, a Stormont committee has been told by gun groups. Northern Ireland's Justice Committee has been taking evidence on proposed changes to firearms licensing. At present, firearms certificates may be issued to 16 to 18-year-olds in specific circumstances for use on farms. Under the plans, the age would be reduced to 12. Two organisations for shooting said they favoured lowering the age to 10. Vaughan Harkness,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Shotguns Found Hidden at Irish Primary School

27 February 2013

Independent (Dublin)

Three shotguns and ammunition have been discovered hidden at a primary school. Gardai recovered the firearms during a search of the school on Basin Lane in Dublin's south side. The guns, which had been wrapped in plastic, were found on the roof of the building at around 11.30am on Wednesday. Gardai carried out the search following reports of suspicious activity around the school over recent days. The area was sealed off for a forensic technical examination. Gardai... (GunPolicy.org)

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1,400 Illegal Guns Seized Over Two Years in Ireland

1 February 2013

Independent (Dublin)

Gardai have seized more than 1,400 illegal guns over a two-year period including assault rifles and automatic weapons. A detailed list of the types of guns seized in 2010 and 2011 shows the frightening arsenal of weapons available to the State's most ruthless criminal gangs. They include sub-machine guns and automatic weapons commonly used by armed police forces and the military. The latest figures show that almost 300 shotguns similar to the one used to murder... (GunPolicy.org)

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Alemania,Irlanda,Estados Unidos

Personalised Guns Delayed by US Gun Lobby Boycotts

28 January 2013

Washington Post / Associated Press

NEW YORK — It sounds, at first, like a bold, next-generation solution: personalizing guns with technology that keeps them from firing if they ever get into the wrong hands. But when the White House called for pushing ahead with such new technology as part of President Obama's plan to cut gun violence, the administration did not mention the concept's embattled past. As with so much else in the nation's long-running divisions over gun rights and regulation, what sounds... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Irlanda

Irish Personalised Gun Tech Shown at Obama's Gun Control Meeting

17 January 2013

Irish Times (Dublin)

President Barack Obama signalled he is ready for a fight with House Republicans and the National Rifle Association over gun control when he announced the most far-reaching initiative on the issue in nearly 20 years. "I intend to use whatever weight this office holds," Mr Obama vowed. Referring to the December 14th massacre of 20 six and seven-year-olds and six adults at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut, he said, "This is our first task as a society; keeping our... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irish Pensioner Charged After Police find 'Small Arms Factory' in Home

28 September 2012

BBC News

A pensioner accused of having a "small firearms factory" at his west Belfast home, has pleaded guilty to having firearm and explosive components in suspicious circumstances. Thomas Maguire denied possessing the arms cache with intent to endanger life or cause serious injury to property. Maguire was arrested following searches at his Suffolk Drive home. He also denied possessing articles useful to terrorists, and possessing other weapons a year earlier. Concealed A... (GunPolicy.org)

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New Ireland Data Shows Over 30,000 Guns Held in One District

17 September 2012

Ulster Herald (Ireland)

A total of 31,321 weapons are held legally within the PSNI's 'F District' – which takes in Omagh and its surrounding area – the largest number of weapons held in any of the eight police districts in Northern Ireland. Meanwhile the largest number of guns owned by a teenager in the North belongs to a 19-year-old also living in 'F District' who has a total of 26 weapons. The conditions on his licence include target shooting, sporting purposes and vermin control. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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North Ireland Authorities Release Gun Data

23 August 2012

Guardian (UK), Blog

The Detail has been given rare access to information stored on the Police Service of Northern Ireland's (PSNI) Firearms database in response to a Freedom of Information request. We have analysed detailed information provided on each of the 59,585 people living in Northern Ireland who currently hold firearms licences. In each case, we were given each gun owner's age, gender, the police district they live in, the number of weapons they own and the conditions of use on... (GunPolicy.org)

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Bélgica,Libia,Siria,Norte de África,Asia Occidental,África,Palestina,Irlanda,África Oriental,Europa

Special Report on Belgian Arms Exports in Middle East and North Africa - Blog

5 April 2012

New York Times, Blog

The uprisings in Libya and Syria have cast the Belgian small arms industry as a case study of the difficult balances within a Western arms-manufacturing community that seeks exports to preserve revenue and local jobs, but risks compromising European policies and human rights values. Belgium is one of Europe's busiest exporters of small arms and light weapons. As late as 2010, the last year for which publicly released data is available, 32 percent of the small-arms... (GunPolicy.org)

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