Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Irish Ban of All Handguns

Many American gun owners are not surprised that the Irish have joined Britain and Australia in the gun ban swamp.

Irish gun wielding criminals must be celebrating because In legislation designed to stop the emergence of what the Irish Justice Minister called a "gun culture" in Ireland, Dermot Ahern has signed a law banning all handguns in Ireland.

It also begins a requirement for background medical checks and standards for the safe keeping of other guns in the home for all firearms licence applicants.

It also makes it an crime to brandish a realistic imitation or toy firearm in public.

Now the Irish have the opportunity to see their own rise in violent assaultive crimes, robbery, and other handgun crimes by the thugs that ostensibly will be prevented from owning handguns.

Not to worry for the criminals. They already have their handguns and like elsewhere where these laws have passed, they will not visit the local police station to drop them off in compliance with the new law. This new law is just another for the street criminals to break.

It will be interesting to see how well the current legal Irish handgun owners will comply with the new law.


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The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Mr. Dermot Ahern, T.D., has published the new Criminal Justice Bill which imposes a handgun ban and much tougher penalties for individuals found in possession of knives. Citroen berlingo contract hire

Anonymous said...

What is wrong with these people. Are they afraid of their own citizens? A handgun in the possession of an honest person is not a threat. In the possession of a criminal it is. So who does the law penalize? The honest person of course. What harm is there for a normal person keeping a handgun in the house for protection? Does the Irish Government think that having a gun will drive a person to commit crimes? If so then the police and armed forces need to be disarmed. This kind of paranoia only helps criminals.