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# guns - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Gunman kills three in Swiss village

A man armed with an assault rifle launched the attack in the village of Daillon in southern Switzerland late Wednesday.

# guns - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Record year for crime in New York City with fewer murders, shootings

The most murders New York City recorded in a single year? 2,245 in 1990. In 2012? That number is down to 414.

# guns - Thursday 27 December, 2012

US newspaper publishes map showing gun owners' names and addresses

The New York newspaper published the names and addresses of people who are licensed to own guns across two counties in the state – but were they right to do it?

# guns - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Petition to deport Piers Morgan from the US now at over 70,000

The CNN host is coming under severe criticism for his outspoken views on gun control in the United States.

# guns - Sunday 23 December, 2012

NRA says planned gun legislation is "phony", won't work NRA

NRA says planned gun legislation is "phony", won't work

The NRA’s executive vice presidents said planned legislation to outlaw military-style assault weapons wouldn’t work.

# guns - Saturday 22 December, 2012

One of Pennsylvania slain had been decorating hall for children's party

Police still trying to discover motive behind shooting of three people in a rural area of Pennsylvania.

# guns - Monday 17 December, 2012

First two funerals held after US school shooting RIP

First two funerals held after US school shooting

Two six-year-old boys are being laid to rest. The first of the girls, also aged six, are due to be laid to rest tomorrow.

# guns - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Obama due to attend interfaith vigil for Newtown victims

The President will visit the scene of Friday’s school massacre to sympathise with the families of the 27 victims.

Named: The 27 victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings

The names and ages of the victims have been released, as officials say each victim was struck more than once.

# guns - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Connecticut school shooter ‘forced his way in’ Shooting This post contains images

Connecticut school shooter ‘forced his way in’

Candlelit vigils and prayer services for the victims have been held in Newtown Connecticut and in Washington.

# guns - Friday 14 December, 2012

Police confirm 20 children killed in Connecticut shooting

The shooter was pronounced dead at the scene and it is reported that he took his own life.

# guns - Monday 17 September, 2012

Firearms seizure in south Dublin linked to robbery of Wicklow gun shop

Details of the incidents, which occurred last week, are only now emerging.

# guns - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# guns - Sunday 12 August, 2012

Police shoot dead a man near Times Square in NYC

Police say the man lunged at them with a knife.

# guns - Friday 10 August, 2012

Notorious 'Son of Sam' serial killer speaks out against guns

David Berkowitz, who carried out 13-month shooting spree in the 1970s, said his hope was for young people to realise “just how terrible this violence is.”

# guns - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Ohio man brings weapons to Batman screening for 'protection'.

Scott A Smith brought guns, ammunition and knives into the theatre in Westlake in Ohio.

# guns - Monday 6 August, 2012

Sikhs express shock after six killed in shooting at Wisconsin temple Temple Shooting This post contains images

Sikhs express shock after six killed in shooting at Wisconsin temple

Sikh leaders have suggested that American Muslims may have been the intended target of the mass shooting.

# guns - Sunday 5 August, 2012

7 people dead in shooting at Sikh temple in Wisconsin

The suspected gunman is among the dead at the mass shooting at the temple.

# guns - Saturday 28 July, 2012

UN fail to reach agreement on arms trade

After a six year campaign and four weeks of talks, there is still no Arms Trade Treaty to regulate the sale of guns and other weapons.

# guns - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

In pictures: 100,000 illegal guns seized across China Weapons This post contains images

In pictures: 100,000 illegal guns seized across China

Around 250 tons of explosives were also seized in the nationwide coordinated operation targeting gun crime.

# guns - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Armed gardaí now in operation across Ireland

The roll-out of special response units is complete after the last was deployed in the south-east of the country.

# guns - Sunday 4 March, 2012

Man arrested and two guns seized in Swords

The arrest was made as part of an operation targeting the activities of a north Dublin criminal gang.

# guns - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Libyan embassy hands over cache of guns and explosives

The country’s embassy in Athens has given a large stash of Gaddafi-era weaponry up to authorities.

# guns - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Man charged over Dublin shooting incident

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances in which a firearm was discharged at a property in Crumlin on Thursday night.

# guns - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Gunman opens fire at FedEx facility in Chicago - reports US

Gunman opens fire at FedEx facility in Chicago - reports

Report was phoned in but police are now investigating.

# guns - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge 'It's embarrassing': SWAT team lose their guns Backfired

'It's embarrassing': SWAT team lose their guns

The elite LA unit arrived for a training session, only to find that all their weapons had been stolen.

# guns - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s wrap-up: Journalists released from Tripoli hotel; Cloyne archbishop agrees: ‘O’Callaghan should have quit’; injunction bans Samsung Galaxy sales in Ireland, and can you be hurt by bullets fired into the air?

# guns - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Gunman dead after attack at Estonian defence ministry - reports

Estonian news agencies report that an “incident involving guns” has taken place in downtown Tallinn.

# guns - Monday 25 July, 2011

One in six in Fermanagh own a legally-held firearm

The county has the highest per-resident ratio of firearms – there are 140,000 of them legally owned across Northern Ireland.

# guns - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Politician takes aim at journalist...with a gun

However the state senator in Arizona was merely showing off her weapon to the local journalist.

# guns - Monday 4 July, 2011

Poll: Should the Garda Síochána be armed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Garda Síochána be armed?

An incident in which a young Garda was splashed with boiling oil has highlighted the dangers faced by officers on duty – so should they be given guns to protect themselves?

# guns - Thursday 27 January, 2011

Explosives and guns found in Galway outhouse

Three people arrested in relation to that find and the discovery of a gun in a house in Tuam.

# guns - Sunday 26 September, 2010

A MAN HAS been charged by the PSNI for the unlawful possession of firearms and on a number of terrorism-related offences. The 54 year-old was arrested on Friday night in Newry, during an operation in which officers say they made a “significant”  firearms find, and is due to be brought before Newry Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.

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