Further to anger at proposed restrictions for licensed firearm owners – farmers, hunters, paintballers, vets and sportspeople , all of whom are already vetted and signed off by the Gardai…
Sporting gunman Mark Dennehy writes:
So, you might remember this? And this? And then the kick in the teeth that was this? Well, after that, I and over 200 other shooters and the sports governing bodies and other representative groups sent in submissions to the Committee about the proposals (this was apparently quite a bit more than was expected). I was one of those asked to come in and talk to the Joint Committee about my submission.
It’s not quite an end to the story, but I don’t remember this many from the sporting side of things being able to speak to the powers that be in quite this way before. And it’s a side to firearms in Ireland that I don’t think many people in the general public *ever* get to see.
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