Up to 50 handgun owners to mount legal challenges over licences

The state is facing up to 50 legal challenges by the owners of high-calibre handguns who are seeking to have licences issued, despite being refused approval by Gardaí.

13th February, 2010

The state is facing up to 50 legal challenges by the owners of high-calibre handguns who are seeking to have licences issued, despite being refused approval by Gardaí.

The National Association of Regional Game Councils (NARGC), which is the country’s largest gun-owners’ lobby group, plans to launch the challenges after successfully challenging two refusals by a senior garda to issue licences for handguns.

Des Crofton, national director of the NARGC, which has...

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