Irish Shooting Politics

January 30, 2015

Filed under: Politics — Mark Dennehy @ 11:06 pm

As mentioned earlier, there’s a review of the Firearms Act being proposed, and we’ve already submitted our comments to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice and appeared before them about this (even with the odd funny moment). However, the Department of Justice was also seeking submissions of comments about their proposals, so here are mine. Most of this was the same as for the submission to the Joint Committee, but there are some significant changes here and there (and it’s a bit shorter too).

Here’s the pdf, as the Word->Web translation tends to mess up the formatting horribly…

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January 25, 2015

Opening Statements

Filed under: Politics — Mark Dennehy @ 1:19 am

All the opening statements from the Joint Committee hearings.

January 24, 2015

Why Santa would be put in jail under the Firearms Act in Ireland

Filed under: Politics — Mark Dennehy @ 6:53 pm

One of the lighter moments from the Joint Committee hearing…

Is it a weapon or a firearm?

Filed under: Politics — Mark Dennehy @ 6:52 pm

There were some interesting moments from the Joint Committee presentation, so I thought I’d extract them from the several hours of footage and post them up here as I went. Here’s the first, my own personal bugbear (and please note the Deputy accepting the point at the end, because the Examiner missed that bit…):

January 9, 2015

Filed under: Politics — Mark Dennehy @ 3:16 pm
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For those who don’t know, a review of the firearms act has been proposed by the Gardai. It has been, to say the least, controversial.

After the frankly appalling meeting of the Joint Committee on Justice to hear these Garda proposals, submissions to the committee were sought from interested parties. Here’s mine for anyone interested (the formatting below is a little mangled by the conversion from the document to a webpage). Others have been posted on the boards.ie thread here.

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