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19 November 2008

Herald (Ireland)

Civilian ownership of semi automatic pistols, such as the Glock, is to be banned under a new move by Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern. There are currently 1,900 legally held handguns, up from a handful in 2004. The number of handgun licences has mushroomed in recent years, following successful court challenges by shooting groups. Mr Ahern told the Dail last night that he would bring forward legislation to deal with the handguns issue. A source close to the minister... (GunPolicy.org)

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