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#Guns

From TheJournal.ie Gunman kills three in Swiss village Switzerland

Gunman kills three in Swiss village

A man armed with an assault rifle launched the attack in the village of Daillon in southern Switzerland late Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Record year for crime in New York City with fewer murders, shootings Crime

Record year for crime in New York City with fewer murders, shootings

The most murders New York City recorded in a single year? 2,245 in 1990. In 2012? That number is down to 414.

From TheJournal.ie US newspaper publishes map showing gun owners' names and addresses Journalism

US newspaper publishes map showing gun owners' names and addresses

The New York newspaper published the names and addresses of people who are licensed to own guns across two counties in the state – but were they right to do it?

From TheJournal.ie Petition to deport Piers Morgan from the US now at over 70,000 Deportation

Petition to deport Piers Morgan from the US now at over 70,000

The CNN host is coming under severe criticism for his outspoken views on gun control in the United States.

From TheJournal.ie NRA says planned gun legislation is "phony", won't work NRA

NRA says planned gun legislation is "phony", won't work

The NRA’s executive vice presidents said planned legislation to outlaw military-style assault weapons wouldn’t work.

From TheJournal.ie One of Pennsylvania slain had been decorating hall for children's party Pennsylvania

One of Pennsylvania slain had been decorating hall for children's party

Police still trying to discover motive behind shooting of three people in a rural area of Pennsylvania.

From TheJournal.ie First two funerals held after US school shooting RIP

First two funerals held after US school shooting

Two six-year-old boys are being laid to rest. The first of the girls, also aged six, are due to be laid to rest tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Obama due to attend interfaith vigil for Newtown victims Connecticut

Obama due to attend interfaith vigil for Newtown victims

The President will visit the scene of Friday’s school massacre to sympathise with the families of the 27 victims.

From TheJournal.ie Named: The 27 victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings Newtown

Named: The 27 victims of the Newtown, Connecticut shootings

The names and ages of the victims have been released, as officials say each victim was struck more than once.

From TheJournal.ie Connecticut school shooter ‘forced his way in’ Shooting This post contains images

Connecticut school shooter ‘forced his way in’

Candlelit vigils and prayer services for the victims have been held in Newtown Connecticut and in Washington.

From TheJournal.ie Police confirm 20 children killed in Connecticut shooting Shooting

Police confirm 20 children killed in Connecticut shooting

The shooter was pronounced dead at the scene and it is reported that he took his own life.

From TheJournal.ie Firearms seizure in south Dublin linked to robbery of Wicklow gun shop Wicklow

Firearms seizure in south Dublin linked to robbery of Wicklow gun shop

Details of the incidents, which occurred last week, are only now emerging.

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie Police shoot dead a man near Times Square in NYC Shooting

Police shoot dead a man near Times Square in NYC

Police say the man lunged at them with a knife.

From TheJournal.ie Notorious 'Son of Sam' serial killer speaks out against guns Gun Crime

Notorious 'Son of Sam' serial killer speaks out against guns

David Berkowitz, who carried out 13-month shooting spree in the 1970s, said his hope was for young people to realise “just how terrible this violence is.”

From TheJournal.ie Ohio man brings weapons to Batman screening for 'protection'. Ohio

Ohio man brings weapons to Batman screening for 'protection'.

Scott A Smith brought guns, ammunition and knives into the theatre in Westlake in Ohio.

From TheJournal.ie Sikhs express shock after six killed in shooting at Wisconsin temple Temple Shooting This post contains images

Sikhs express shock after six killed in shooting at Wisconsin temple

Sikh leaders have suggested that American Muslims may have been the intended target of the mass shooting.

From TheJournal.ie 7 people dead in shooting at Sikh temple in Wisconsin Shooting

7 people dead in shooting at Sikh temple in Wisconsin

The suspected gunman is among the dead at the mass shooting at the temple.

From TheJournal.ie UN fail to reach agreement on arms trade No Treaty

UN fail to reach agreement on arms trade

After a six year campaign and four weeks of talks, there is still no Arms Trade Treaty to regulate the sale of guns and other weapons.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: 100,000 illegal guns seized across China Weapons This post contains images

In pictures: 100,000 illegal guns seized across China

Around 250 tons of explosives were also seized in the nationwide coordinated operation targeting gun crime.

From TheJournal.ie Armed gardaí now in operation across Ireland Gardaí

Armed gardaí now in operation across Ireland

The roll-out of special response units is complete after the last was deployed in the south-east of the country.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested and two guns seized in Swords Gangs

Man arrested and two guns seized in Swords

The arrest was made as part of an operation targeting the activities of a north Dublin criminal gang.

From TheJournal.ie Libyan embassy hands over cache of guns and explosives Arsenal

Libyan embassy hands over cache of guns and explosives

The country’s embassy in Athens has given a large stash of Gaddafi-era weaponry up to authorities.

From TheJournal.ie Man charged over Dublin shooting incident Crumlin

Man charged over Dublin shooting incident

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances in which a firearm was discharged at a property in Crumlin on Thursday night.

From TheJournal.ie Gunman opens fire at FedEx facility in Chicago - reports US

Gunman opens fire at FedEx facility in Chicago - reports

Report was phoned in but police are now investigating.

'It's embarrassing': SWAT team lose their guns

The elite LA unit arrived for a training session, only to find that all their weapons had been stolen.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Wednesday The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s wrap-up: Journalists released from Tripoli hotel; Cloyne archbishop agrees: ‘O’Callaghan should have quit’; injunction bans Samsung Galaxy sales in Ireland, and can you be hurt by bullets fired into the air?

From TheJournal.ie Gunman dead after attack at Estonian defence ministry - reports Estonia

Gunman dead after attack at Estonian defence ministry - reports

Estonian news agencies report that an “incident involving guns” has taken place in downtown Tallinn.

From TheJournal.ie One in six in Fermanagh own a legally-held firearm Gun Culture

One in six in Fermanagh own a legally-held firearm

The county has the highest per-resident ratio of firearms – there are 140,000 of them legally owned across Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Politician takes aim at journalist...with a gun Arizona

Politician takes aim at journalist...with a gun

However the state senator in Arizona was merely showing off her weapon to the local journalist.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Garda Síochána be armed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Garda Síochána be armed?

An incident in which a young Garda was splashed with boiling oil has highlighted the dangers faced by officers on duty – so should they be given guns to protect themselves?

From TheJournal.ie Explosives and guns found in Galway outhouse Guns

Explosives and guns found in Galway outhouse

Three people arrested in relation to that find and the discovery of a gun in a house in Tuam.

A MAN HAS been charged by the PSNI for the unlawful possession of firearms and on a number of terrorism-related offences. The 54 year-old was arrested on Friday night in Newry, during an operation in which officers say they made a “significant”  firearms find, and is due to be brought before Newry Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.

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