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United Kingdom

5 April 2004

Scotsman (Edinburgh)

A gun amnesty is being considered by the Irish Republic's justice minister in the wake of two violent shootings within two days. Michael McDowell said it would make sense to offer an amnesty as a prelude to issuing tougher penalties for the possession of illegal weapons. Calls for tighter controls and stiffer penalties for arms crime come in the aftermath of the murder of 64-year-old grandmother Joan Casey. The mother of five was fatally shot by masked gunmen who... (

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