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Ahern Signs New Gun Control Act Into Law
24 July 2009
Justice Minister Dermot Ahern has signed new gun control legislation into law.
The act bans handguns in Ireland and also introduces a requirement for referees, background medical checks and standards for the safe keeping of guns in the home for all firearms licence applicants.
It also makes it an offence to brandish a realistic imitation firearm in public.
Mr Ahern says the legislation is designed to halt the emergence of a gun-culture in Ireland.