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# guns - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Man arrested over Offaly shooting of two released without charge

The man in his early 20′s had been held at Tullamore Garda Station, gardai say a file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

# guns - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Three shot near Pittsburgh high school

Police are still looking for the shooter and the three victims have been taken to hospital.

# guns - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Boy, 13, carrying replica gun shot dead by police in California

Police said they repeatedly asked the boy, Andy Lopez, to drop the weapon, but instead he raised it in their direction.

# guns - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Why bankers are just like Hobbits: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Most people ‘too stupid’ to emigrate, farmers want gun money, and Diageo unlikely to face charges over Arthur’s Day…

# guns - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Second man arrested over murder of Dean Johnson

The 27-year-old is being held at Ronanstown garda station.

More than 81% of farmers support gun ownership rights

Eight out of ten farmers say they should have the right to own a gun to protect themselves and their property.

# guns - Sunday 22 September, 2013

Large quantity of ammunition, firearms and explosives found

The army bomb disposal team were called and declared the area safe last night.

# guns - Saturday 21 September, 2013

This map shows the mass shootings in America since 1982

This week’s Washington DC shootings brought to 36 the number of Americans killed in mass shootings in 2013.

# guns - Friday 20 September, 2013

12 people, including 3-year-old, shot in Chicago park

The shooting took place in Chicago’s Back of the Yards area on its southwest side.

# guns - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Starbucks ads to tell customers: Guns not welcome here

The coffee chain will run fill-page ads in major newspapers today.

# guns - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Why gun owners claim they need to bring firearms to Starbucks

After the coffee chain’s CEO asked customers to leave guns at home, this was their response…

# guns - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Man due in court over gun possession after Garda chase

One of the two men arrested yesterday is to appear before the Courts of Criminal Justice later today.

# guns - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Police find large stash of guns and ammunition in Belfast

The semi-automatic handguns and more than 800 rounds of ammunition were reportedly found buried in the ground.

# guns - Saturday 17 August, 2013

82 child soldiers rescued from militia in DR Congo

The children, some as young as eight-years-old, were recruited by the group over the last six months.

# guns - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Dissident arms seizure includes golden gun Golden Gun This post contains images

Dissident arms seizure includes golden gun

The guns, ammunition and explosive were discovered by Gardaí in Dublin as part of investigations into republican dissidents.

# guns - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Two men due in court over dissident Republican activities

The men, who were arrested in the Louth-Meath area yesterday, will appear at the Special Criminal Court this evening.

Vehicles and handgun seized after dissident republican arrests in Louth, Meath

The arrests are part of an ongoing operation by gardaí to counter dissident republican activity in the border area.

# guns - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Bullets made of chocolate? America's VP says the world would be a better place

Joe Biden told a second-grader that he “really liked” his idea about guns that shoot chocolate instead of bullets.

# guns - Friday 26 April, 2013

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Healy-Rae wants debate on expanding gun ownership in Ireland

“It’s no harm for these criminals to know that if they engage in this type of activity they may leave the home that they break into in a wooden box,” the independent TD has said.

# guns - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Heroin and sub-machine gun found in vacant house in Cavan

Gardaí say the heroin has an estimated street value of up to €750,000.

# guns - Thursday 11 April, 2013

US Senate agrees to debate landmark gun law

The law contains an expansion of background checks for gun purchases at firearm shows and on the internet but not between relatives and friends.

"My husband is fighting as hard as he can" - Michelle Obama challenges politicians on guns

The US first lady highlighted the case of a 15-year-old girl who was shot dead in January, one week after she sang at Barack Obama’s inauguration.

# guns - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Gabby Giffords asks American public to sign petition for gun laws

The former congresswoman, who nearly died in a 2011 shooting, makes a strong plea.

# guns - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Obama slams Republicans for gun reform 'stunts'

The US president gave his second big speech on gun control in a week in a Connecticut town close to where the Sandy Hook massacre took place.

Man arrested over drugs and sawn-off shotgun seized in Tallaght

The man in his early 20s is the second person to be arrested over the discovery.

# guns - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Gardaí feel like 'sitting ducks' after decision to withdraw Uzi submachine guns

Revolvers carried by detectives were replaced with semi-automatic handguns to “meet the policing needs” but gardaí say this is not enough.

# guns - Friday 22 March, 2013

Man sentenced to six years for firearms and terrorist-related offences in Belfast

In September 2010, detectives incovered large quantity of firearms and ammunition from a workshop at the rear of the man’s home.

# guns - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Man in court after firearm recovered in Tallaght

The suspect allegedly discarded a gun from his car.

# guns - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# guns - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Four killed in back-to-back shootings in NY state

Police believe the suspected gunman set fire to his apartment before embarking on the shooting spree, killing four people.

# guns - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Three dead, several injured, in Las Vegas gun battle

A gun battle between two vehicles on the Las Vegas Strip has caused a fiery crash, leaving three people dead and at least three injured.

# guns - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Two men seriously injured in Belfast shooting

A 22-year-old man and 24-year-old man were taken to hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

# guns - Friday 8 February, 2013

Man arrested and firearms seized in Dublin search

Three firearms and a small amount of cannabis was seized by gardaí.

# guns - Thursday 7 February, 2013

LA police launch manhunt for fired policeman over killings

The ex-cop had posted warnings online about ending the life of a colleague he blamed for his dismissal.

# guns - Friday 1 February, 2013

US gun owners most likely to be white, male and married - study

The Gallup research found 30 per cent of Americans own a gun, with people in the south of the country most likely to be gun owners.

# guns - Thursday 24 January, 2013

New York police try out high-tech tool to detect hidden guns

The device can detect hidden metal from a distance and will allow police officers to scan people who may be concealing a gun.

# guns - Monday 7 January, 2013

Court hears of harrowing scenes at Aurora cinema shooting

One police officer recalled finding the youngest victim, a six-year-old girl, with no pulse.

Court to hear details of Colorado theatre massacre

A week-long preliminary hearing will determine whether James Holmes, 25, will stand trial for the fatal shootings of 12 people last July.

# guns - Saturday 5 January, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added signs your childhood is over (sorry)

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.