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Saturday, September 16, 2006

Limerick people snub Gun amnesty (so far)

No guns have been handed in to Limerick Gardai since the beginning of the Gun amnesty on the 1st of September it is being reported.

The amnesty which will last for 2 months is designed to help people who, until now, would have feared prosecution for owning weapons, including crossbows, which were not permitted under the law.

However all surrendered weapons will be forensically tested and where any is found to have been used in a crime, the forensic evidence and the weapon will be admissible in the prosecution of that crime….

McDowell said he wanted to give people an opportunity to hand in illegally-held guns and weapons before the introduction of the more stringent laws in November.

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