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Irlanda

New Irish Taskforce Targets 'People Running Around With Guns'

15 July 2016

Irish Examiner (Dublin)

A 50-strong taskforce to tackle gangland crime will be unveiled by the Government next week The gardaí, drawn from experienced crime investigators, will be appointed to the Special Crime Task Force on a full-time basis. Plans for the taskforce were announced by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald and Garda commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan on May 31 as part of their response to organised crime and the murderous Kinahan-Hutch feud. Seven people had been killed by that... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido,Irlanda,Noruega,Islandia,Nueva Zelandia,Estados Unidos

5 Countries Where Police Don't Carry Guns, and It Works [ES]

9 July 2016

El Dinamo (Chile)

[Translated summary: In Britain, Ireland, Norway, Iceland and New Zealand, officers don't carry guns when they are on patrol. The effectiveness of this strategy is reflected in the low crime rates of these countries. Some experts believe that, in the US, both citizens and police should be disarmed to make it safer.] Tras los violentos hechos registrados en Estados Unidos durante esta semana, el Washington Post reveló los particulares casos que se viven en Gran... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Noruega,Finlandia,España,Islandia,Nueva Zelandia,Reino Unido,Irlanda

Handling Violence in Countries Where Police Don't Carry Guns

9 July 2016

Quartz (USA)

Another week, another police shooting in the United States. So far this year, 569 people have been killed by US police, according to The Guardian's count. Police brutality is a horrific normality and, in more ways than one, black men being shot by police has become the modern-day equivalent of lynching. But, of course, it doesn't have to be this way. A police officer does not have to shoot to kill and, in several countries, a police officer does not even have to carry... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irlanda

Farmers' Lobby Protests Online-only Gun Licensing in Ireland

16 May 2016

Farming Life

Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI), The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), and the Gun Trade Guild Northern Ireland (GTG NI) had been working in partnership with the PSNI's Firearms and Explosives Branch since late 2015 on the development of online application forms. In late April, however, PSNI publicly announced plans to scrap paper applications completely, moving 100 per cent to online applications by July/August this year. Countryside groups... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irlanda,Estados Unidos

IRA Florida Gun-Running Case is Reopened

9 April 2014

BBC News

Police are to reinvestigate claims that the Provisional IRA bought guns from America and smuggled them into Northern Ireland in the late 1990s. It follows a BBC Spotlight programme that alleged a senior member of Sinn Féin was involved in a gun-running operation from Florida. A self-confessed gun-runner told the programme Sean 'Spike' Murray was involved in smuggling guns before and after the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. Mr Murray has denied the allegations. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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Eslovenia,Malta,El Salvador,Dinamarca,Croacia,Hungría,Finlandia,Estonia,Francia,España,Italia,Bulgaria,Reino Unido,Alemania,Eslovaquia,Irlanda,Letonia,Rumanía

Methodists Welcome 18 Countries Ratifying Arms Trade Treaty Including UK

3 April 2014

Christian Today

The Methodist Church has praised the government's ratification of the UN's Arms Trade Treaty. The President of the Methodist Conference, the Reverend Ruth Gee, hailed it as a "legal milestone that should help to protect those who are abused and oppressed". Countries that ratify the treaty will be required to establish national arms regulators to control the exporting of conventional weapons and weapons components, and to properly regulate arms brokers. Domestic weapon... (GunPolicy.org)

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Italia,Reino Unido,Eslovaquia,Alemania,Rumanía,Francia,España,Bulgaria,Croacia,Malta,Dinamarca,El Salvador,Estonia,Finlandia,Hungría,Irlanda,Eslovenia,Unión Europea,Letonia

18 Countries Ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty

2 April 2014

Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS — Eighteen countries, including five of the world's leading arms exporters, ratified a landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade on Wednesday, giving a significant boost to the campaign for the treaty's entry into force. The ambassadors of the 18 countries handed over the documents at a U.N. ceremony on the first anniversary of the General Assembly's adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty, which is aimed at stemming the global... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irlanda

Irish Gun Control Review Sparks Calls for Compensation

1 March 2014

Journal (Dublin)

A review of firearm licensing in Ireland has prompted questions over how gun owners will be compensated if they lose currently legal guns. The Department of Justice confirmed that a joint review of licensing is currently underway with An Garda Síochána, although no concrete proposals are yet in place. Licenses can be sought for a number of different firearms from the age of 16. Sport and hunting It is thought that over 200,000 licenses have currently be issued,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irlanda,Unión Europea

Gun Club Owner Found with Machine Gun, 13,000 Rounds of Ammo in Ireland

1 March 2014

Irish Examiner (Dublin)

Gardaí found more than 13,000 rounds of ammunition and a rifle that had been modified to fire like a machine gun, when they searched a man's home in Co Limerick, a court heard yesterday. A vast array of ammunition and guns, as well as an army helmet, gunpowder, night vision scopes, crossbows and arrow heads were discovered in the home of gun club operator David O'Dea, aged 48, on June 20, 2011, Kilmallock District Court was told. Gardaí said they also discovered a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irlanda

Eight Guns Lost or Stolen Every Week in Ireland Last Year

24 February 2014

Herald (Dublin)

Almost 1,300 firearms, including shotguns and rifles, have been lost or stolen over the past four years. Official figures obtained by the Herald show around 1,134 registered weapons, mainly shotguns and rifles, were stolen in the last four years. Some 159 weapons were lost, most of which were shotguns, but also included in the list are 18 rifles and one airgun, which went missing last year. Last year alone eight firearms were lost or stolen every week. There are... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irlanda

Authorisation to Carry Guns Full-Time in Uniformed Irish's Gardai

1 January 2014

Independent (Dublin)

This is the first time that uniformed gardai have been given permission to carry guns full-time since the foundation of the force almost a century ago. The move has been sanctioned after a review of the operation of the five regional support units (RSUs) since their introduction in 2008. Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has ordered that all the regional response units will be permanently armed after a rise in the number of incidents requiring garda firepower. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irlanda

Gun-Related Deaths Down in Ireland

30 December 2013

Independent (Dublin)

Murders linked to organised crime have dropped significantly in the past year, even though the overall death toll has only dropped slightly. After a big jump in the number of murders committed in 2012, this year's total of 51 is down just one on the same period last year. Knife and gun-related deaths have decreased this year - but there has been a rise in the use of physical violence by killers. Statistics compiled up to yesterday show that eight murders are being... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irlanda

Irish Man Jailed After Killing Friend in Shotgun Dare After Gun Safety Fails

3 December 2013

Irish Times (Dublin)

A man who shot and killed his friend after the victim had dared him to pull the trigger of a gun has been jailed for four years. Craig Mullarney (22) told gardaí that Kris Emmet (21), had assured him that the double-barrelled shotgun's safety catch was on. Ballistics tests on the legally held firearm over a year later found that the weapon would go off even when the safety catch was on. Mullarney of Sheepmoor Avenue, Clonsilla, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit... (GunPolicy.org)

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Iraq,Siria,Israel,India,Irlanda,Togo,Canadá,Estados Unidos,Afganistán,Costa de Marfil,Irán,Sri Lanka,Alemania,Rusia

Growing Number of Personalised Firearms to Boost Safety Available

30 November 2013

Economist

To help push Soviet forces out of Afghanistan in the 1980s, America's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) gave Afghan fighters shoulder-launched Stinger anti-aircraft missiles (pictured). Accurate and easy-to-use, the Stingers caused grievous losses. But after the Soviet withdrawal in 1989, the CIA wanted to discourage the use of the leftover missiles. It got hold of some of those circulating on the black market and booby-trapped them, so that anyone who tried to fire one... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irlanda

Northern Ireland Children Aged 12 Could Be Allowed to Fire Guns

11 November 2013

Belfast Telegraph

The thought of a shotgun in the hands of a 12-year-old may send a shiver down your spine – but it could become a reality in the next few years. Justice Minister David Ford is considering lowering the age at which young people can have supervised access to shotguns and air rifles from 18 to 12. British Association for Shooting and Conservation NI director Tommy Mayne said it should be lowered further – to 10, the age of criminal responsibility. It seems a lot of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Unión Europea,Irlanda

EU Survey Reveals Irish Gun Escalation Fears, Law Reform Considered

21 October 2013

Independent (Dublin)

Almost three-quarters of Irish people think gun crime is going to escalate, a report has found. As the European Commission called for tighter controls on firearms including stricter licensing, it released findings of a survey which showed 71% of Irish people expect an increase in gun violence in the next five years, compared to an average of 58% across the continent. Brussels said it wants to use new laws, including possible minimum sentencing, to tackle the threats... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irlanda

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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Irlanda

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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Irlanda

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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Irlanda

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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