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INPS. 2014 ‘Q&A - Total Number of Shotgun, Rifle Handgun and Firearm Certificates in Ireland.’ E-mail to GunPolicy.org from the Garda Press Office. Dublin: An Garda Síochána (Ireland's National Police Service / INPS). 20 January

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Q&A - Total Number of Shotgun, Rifle Handgun and Firearm Certificates in Ireland

Question: Could you provide the most recent information on the following categories in Ireland:

- Number of Privately Owned Firearms
- Number of Privately Owned Rifles
- Number of Privately Owned Shotguns
- Number of Privately Owned Handguns

Answer: As of December 2013, the following were the numbers of active firearm certificates by type licensed in the State:

- 118,000 approx certificates relating to Shotguns
- 49,000 approx certificates relating to Rifles
- 1,620 approx certificates relating to Handguns
- Total number of certificates: approx 168,600

ID: Q8382

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