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Ireland

9 January 2004

Reuters

DUBLIN — Weapons confiscated from the Irish Republican Army guerrilla group in recent decades and destroyed by Irish police Friday are to be melted down and shipped to the United States to help build a "peace fountain." The firearms, which included heavy sub-machine guns, Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifles and rocket launchers, were seized during investigations into paramilitary and criminal activities mostly between the 1980s and mid-1990s, police said. "The bulk... (GunPolicy.org)

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