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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Guns

This month
May 2023
# Firearms
Minister commits to meeting gun groups before any changes made to firearm ownership rules
A public consultation on proposed changes to firearm ownership rules is now open.
This year
# Courts
Gun enthusiast found with 'ammunition factory' of bullet heads, cartridges and gunpowder
Gavin Blanchfield was given a six-year suspended sentence today.
Last year
# New York
Biden 'deeply disappointed' after Supreme Court says people have right to carry guns in public
The ruling strikes down a New York law that required a person to prove they had legitimate self-defence needs to receive a gun permit.
# loaded gun
Two-year-old boy accidentally shoots and kills father in Florida
Such tragedies are not uncommon in the United States.
# armed to the teeth
Republican Congressman shows off three guns during debate on gun control
Rep. Greg Steube was speaking remotely from his home and said he could “do whatever I want with my guns”.
# Alabama
Alabama prison officer and escapee were prepared for a shoot-out with police
Casey White was apprehended yesterday, with handguns and an AR-15 in his vehicle.
# Dublin
Two men arrested after gardaí seize heroin worth €70,000 and firearms in Tallaght
Gardaí searched three residential properties in Tallaght this morning.
All time
# dark web
Europol reports several high-profile targets were caught in a major dark-web bust
Europe’s policing agency said the alleged operator’s arrest provided a ‘trove of evidence’
# Clare
Man (30s) arrested after two air guns and €35k worth of cocaine seized during Garda search
The search was carried out in the west Clare region this morning.
# Whites Cross
Search operation underway after gardaí find two suspected firearms in ditch in Co Cork
The suspected revolver and semi-automatic pistol were found at Ballycollie Road in Whites Cross.
# Gardaí
Explosive components, guns and munitions seized in Kerry
Two men were arrested in the operation today.
# Clonakilty
Man charged over seizure of firearms and ammunition in Cork
The man, aged in his 60s, appeared before a special sitting of Bandon District Court today.
# Westmeath
Six handguns and €300k worth of drugs seized in Westmeath
Two men were arrested at the scene of the search.
# Garda Operation
Lithuanian human trafficking gang hit again as gardaí seize guns, drugs and cash in Meath
A man in his 40s was arrested by gardaí following the search of a business premises at Rathfeigh.
# Castlerea
Gardaí seize three fully loaded pistols after stopping vehicle in Roscommon
A man in his 30s was arrested and a small quantity of heroin was also located and seized.
# Tallaght
Man (40s) charged after four shotguns and revolver seized during search of car
The search was carried out in the Tallaght area of Dublin yesterday.
# Rathcoole
Gardaí seize five handguns and one machine gun in targeted gangland search in west Dublin
No arrests have been made.
# right to bear arms
'It's our constitutional God-given right': Heavily-armed protesters descend on Virginia for pro-gun rally
The rally has been organised by the Virginia Citizens Defense League which opposes gun control laws.
# restrictions
New Zealanders hand in more than 56,000 guns after assault weapon ban
The government banned the most lethal types of semi-automatic weapons after a gunman killed 51 worshippers at two mosques.
# Ballynanty
Gardaí seize two guns during Limerick city house search
Three men were arrested.
# Ennis
Two men arrested over seizure of submachine gun and drugs in Clare
The firearm and €125,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis herb were found during a search last year.
# Longford
'Serious player' in Longford drug scene arrested by gardaí during raid
Gardaí believe that one of the arrested men is responsible for trafficking drugs into Longford.
# Courts
Man (26) to appear before court after drugs, guns and cash seized at apartment in Dublin
Heroin and cannabis worth around €22,000 was seized during a search last week.
# probationer
'Promising' young garda's future to be decided after weapons arrest
His fate will be decided after criminal investigations are concluded.
# Dover
Irishman pleads guilty to smuggling 60 guns into UK in car
Robert Keogh was stopped last month by border force officers at the Port of Dover en route from Calais.
# speed checks
Man arrested and four pistols seized after gardaí stop car in Monaghan
Gardaí carried out a roadside drugs test on the man.
# America
Man (20) walks into Walmart armed with guns to 'test his right to bear arms'
Dmitriy Andreychenko’s wife Angelice had told him it wasn’t a good idea.
# gun control
Trump says US needs 'meaningful background checks' on gun holders
Trump’s comments follow mass shootings in Ohio and Texas last weekend in which 31 people died.
# robert keogh
Irishman charged in UK after 60 guns were discovered in a car in Dover
Robert Keogh, age 37, from Dublin, has been charged with illegally importing firearms.
# school schootings
Florida approves bill allowing teachers to carry guns
The aim of the measure is to prevent school shootings but opponents say it’s a dangerous move.
Man throws phone at Trump during gun rally
In his speech, Trump told the NRA he is withdrawing the US from the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
# Corduff
Gardaí discover loaded pistol and shotgun cartridges during searches in west Dublin
Gardaí said the weapon and ammunition seized will be forwarded for ballistic testing.
# Terror Attack
Bill to tighten New Zealand's gun laws passes by 119 votes to one
One MP had wanted to stall the legislation but missed his chance when he arrived late after spending too long explaining his plan to the media.
# crackdown
Spotlight on New Zealand gun laws after mosque shooting
The owner of the company that sold weapons to Brenton Tarrant said it was a legal, “ordinary sale”.
# michael brady
Man on trial for possession of assault rifle, ammunition and almost €3 million worth of drugs
Michael Brady has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
# Courts
Kildare man pleads guilty to possession of 15 guns and more than 4,000 rounds of ammunition
It took several minutes to read out the full charges count because they were so many rounds of different ammunition.
# Gable House Bowl
Three dead, four injured in shooting at California bowling alley
The shooting has taken place in a coastal city about 32 kilometres from Los Angeles.
# gun control
CCTV video shows Parkland school shooter telling student to leave before the massacre
Nikolas Cruz killed 17 students and staff in the shooting.
# school shootings
Trump panel recommends US schools should consider arming staff
The Federal Commission on School Safety panel was set up after the February massacre in Parkland, Florida.
Gunman shoots three dead in Cincinnati bank
The gunman was then shot by police.