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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Guns

All time
# misfiring
The US weapons maker behind the 'gun that won the west' is going bankrupt
Colt Defense dates back to the early 19th century.
# Pakistan
Teacher accidentally shoots dead 12-year-old student while cleaning his gun
Teachers in northwest Pakistan were given permission to carry firearms in the classroom after Taliban militants massacred 132 students at a school in December.
# self-defence
Vince Vaughn: Guns in schools would help stop school shootings
The actor told GQ that mass shootings only happen in schools that are defenceless.
# Investigation
Unusual gun used to kill ex-IRA commander Jock Davison
“We need to get this gun off the streets, and apprehend the killer.”
# Waco
Deadly Waco shootout started when someone ran over biker's foot
Nine people were killed in the brawl and 170 people have since been charged.
# Thurston
Hero teacher tackles student who fired shots in school
Brady Olson, a civics and government teacher, stopped the shooter, tackling him to the ground according to witnesses.
# have a go hero
An Uber driver drew his weapon, fired six shots and stopped a potential mass shooting
That’s according to prosecutors in Chicago.
# Cleveland
Baby (1) dies after being shot in the face by toddler (3)
Police say somebody will “held accountable for this tragedy”.
# Police Shooting
Video shows police officer shooting man dead after mistaking his gun for his taser
The 73-year-old reserve who shot the man immediately apologises.
# bullet holes
TD says road sign he showed justice committee MIGHT have been from the UK
Finian McGrath says he has plenty of photos of signs that are “definitely” Irish.
# Crime
"Frustrating" that Garda Commissioner didn't say if the Provisional IRA still exists
Nóirín O’Sullivan appeared before the Justice Committee today.
Were 1,700 guns really stolen in five years?
It depends on what you define a gun as, really.
# Organised Crime
Three machine guns, a handgun and heroin worth €360k seized in Dublin
A man has been arrested following the discovery in Ballyfermot.
# rural crime
Michael Healy-Rae: 'I don't feel sorry for criminals who go home in boxes'
The independent TD said the Government is bringing about the “demise of rural Ireland” through closures of Garda stations and post offices.
# particular set of buzzkills
Gun maker to boycott Liam Neeson after his curse-filled anti-gun tirade
The Taken star said private gun owership in the US is a “f***ing disgrace”.
# she's a pistol
Multiple people shot in suspected robbery at Kansas gun shop
The woman who owns the shop sustained minor injuries to her face.
# California
Newborn baby girl taken from her home after a shooting found dead in a bin
The body of the 3-week-old girl was discovered behind a row of shops.
# Crime
Two men arrested and gun seized in Tallaght
Gardaí have been targeting criminal activity in the south west Dublin area.
# Cork
Seven-hour standoff between man and armed gardaí ends without injury
No arrests have been made.
# tensions
Off-duty Missouri police officer fires 17 shots killing teen - police say he fired first
St. Louis Police say the deceased man fired at the officer first.
# Guns
Ferguson, Missouri is dealing with another shooting - this time a police officer has been shot
The officer, who was shot in the arm, was said to be chasing two men.
# School Shooting
The mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold is writing a book
Susan Klebold will donate the money to mental health charities.
# Investigation
Guns found at two Dublin houses in organised crime raid
Two women and one man were arrested in connection with the raid.
# No longer Bulletproof
Handguns are now the choice of gangland criminals - so more people are dying
A new study published in the Irish Medical Journal has also found that handguns have lead to a substantial increase in the mortality rate from firearm injuries.
# Texas
Man charged with shooting the drunk driver that killed his two sons is acquitted
David Barajas’ two sons were killed by the driver as they pushed a truck in Texas.
# Crime
Four arrested after firearms and drugs found in Dublin house
The men and woman were arrested at two flats in Dublin’s Rialto area.
# Missouri
Police in the US are being armed to the teeth — and it's terrifying
‘Why does a town of 21,000 people need a police force more heavily armed than the mid-1980s Royal Ulster Constabulary?’
# In Numbers
Gardaí, Microsoft and Hello Kitty: The week in numbers
Plus: At what age do people begin to feel most confident about their looks?
# Guns
355 guns stolen in Ireland last year - and 53 reported lost
Latest garda figures on guns show that almost 170,000 guns licenced in Ireland last year.
# Texas
Man kills four of his children and two adults in domestic dispute
The man also critically injured his 15-year-old daughter.
# sound mind
Oscar Pistorius was NOT suffering from a mental illness when he killed Reeva Steenkamp
The trial has returned after a month break in which Pistorius underwent tests.
# gun control
Should Ireland have a firearms licensing body?
Frances Fitzgerald says that she is expecting a report on the issue soon.
# community in shock
Child shooting: Gardaí following definite line of inquiry, call on perpetrators to turn themselves in
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has described the shooting of the six-year-old as “barbaric”.
# Poll
Poll: Would you support a gun amnesty?
After the shooting of a six-year-old boy, should a more radical approach to gun control be considered?
# Gun Crime
Condition of six-year-old boy shot in Dublin described as "non life-threatening"
The shooting happened after 10pm las night in Ballyfermot.
# Seized
Man charged after shotgun and ammo found in Tallaght house
Gardaí in Tallaght seized the items after carrying out the search of a house in Rossfield Park in Tallaght at around 4pm yesterday.
# Guns
Seven people shot dead in drive-by shooting near California university
The suspected attacker was among the dead.
# gra conference
51 bomb disposal callouts this year and 'we receive no training, no guidelines - nothing'
Delegates at the GRA Conference have passed a motion calling for all gardaí to be given training in dealing with firearms and the various incidents in which they have to deal with them.
# Gardaí
Guns, handcuffs and summer shirts: Here's what they'll be talking about at the GRA conference
Alan Shatter won’t be there because he wasn’t invited, but we were so here are some of the issues we’ll be keeping an eye on.
# crisis
Unconfirmed photos released show Russian forces in eastern Ukraine
The images, provided by Ukrainian diplomats, have yet to be verified.