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Ahern Considers Total Ban on Handguns

Sunday Business Post (Ireland)

28 September 2008

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Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern is considering an outright ban on handguns…

Private handgun ownership in Ireland has skyrocketed from zero to 1,700 in the past five years, after firearm lobbyists exposed the lack of legislative prohibition available to Garda licensing authorities, in a series of High Court actions…

The minister has previously signalled a major reform of handgun ownership laws and announced an "intensive review" of firearms legislation earlier this year…

A spokesman for Ahern confirmed this weekend that a complete ban on pistols was among the options currently being considered by the minister…

Irish gun laws were lambasted by High Court judge Peter Charleton last month, who linked increased handgun ownership to rising homicide and suicide rates.

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