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23 December 2011

Herald (Dublin)

More than 1,400 guns have been stolen here in the past five years. Figures just released by Justice Minister Alan Shatter show that 1,451 firearms were recorded as stolen on the garda PULSE computer system in the years 2007 to December 12, 2011. He said the figures for the individual years were 205 in 2011; 249 in 2010; 350 in 2009; 298 in 2008 and 349 in 2007. The number of licensed firearms in Ireland is more than 233,000, with most of them being 12-gauge shotguns... (

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