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Sports Coalition Press Release, 16/03/2015

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Des, News | Comments Off on Sports Coalition Press Release, 16/03/2015

Sports Coalition Press Release, 16/03/2015

Press Release regarding the statement issued by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality on 11th March 2015.

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Prime Time Programme on Firearms Proposals

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Des, News | 1 comment

Prime Time Programme on Firearms Proposals

Critique of Prime Time Programme on Firearms Proposals

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Prime Time – 10th March 2015

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Des, News | 1 comment

Prime Time – 10th March 2015

The Prime Time programme regarding firearms legislation is scheduled to be broadcast on March 10th, at 9.30pm.

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Sports Coalition Lodges Formal Complaint with GSOC Over Misleading Garda Figures

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Sports Coalition Lodges Formal Complaint with GSOC Over Misleading Garda Figures

Sports Coalition Lodges Formal Complaint with GSOC Over Misleading Garda Figures

Sports Coalition raises formal complaint to GSOC on 25/02/2015.

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Former head of ballistics with An Garda Síochána criticizes drive by senior management to make possession of sporting firearms illegal

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Former head of ballistics with An Garda Síochána criticizes drive by senior management to make possession of sporting firearms illegal

Former head of ballistics with An Garda Síochána criticizes drive by senior management to make possession of sporting firearms illegal

William Brennan was an inspector at Garda Headquarters at Phoenix Park until his retirement 10 years ago. He is now spokesman for the pistol club for gardaí, whose 95 members would also lose their favourite sport if new legislation is brought in to ban sports firearms. Around half the membership are serving gardaí. Others are retired gardaí, retired police officers from other countries and former Defence Forces members. The Department of Justice is currently reviewing the firearm licensing laws. Hundreds of the sportspersons submitted their views to a public consultation which ended last month. “There is a view among some senior garda officers that this would essentially finish off our sport here in Ireland,” said Mr Brennan. “We have had superintendents across the state trying to revoke firearms licences and in every single case taken to court, those firearms licences have been given back. Disturbed “I am disturbed to hear some of my former colleagues constantly referring to our guns as weapons. Something only becomes a weapon when it is in the wrong hands and that applies as much to a golf club or a set of kitchen knives as it does to sports pistols.” He said thousands of people who shoot at the 19 shooting ranges across the country are no different to people in other sports. “We have massive security around our firearms, kept in alarmed safes and locked in special cases when being transported to ranges,” he said. “Our pistols are completely useless as personal protection weapons. The guns are broken up and put away and it would take 45 minutes to reassemble them.” Mr Brennan was critical of the view that legally-held firearms pose a danger to the public. “That’s nonsensical and a bit of a joke really,” he said. “An Garda Síochána and the Department of Justice would be much better off focusing their attentions on eradicating the vast amount of illegal firearms from our country. “I’ve yet to hear anyone ­describe any of the recent killings in our country as having been carried out by someone holding a legally-held machine gun.” Gardaí would not comment ahead of the firearms review. from: ...

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Sports Coalition update, 17/2/2015

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Updates | Comments Off on Sports Coalition update, 17/2/2015

Update on Sports Coalition activities & Progress to date.

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R.I.S.E. Campaign moves to Support Sports Coalition!

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in News | 1 comment

RISE Campaign has been activated to organise around the campaign on firearms.

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Justice Committee Meeting, 21st January 2015

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Des, News | 1 comment

The Sports Coalition, together with other shooting representatives, appeared before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on 21st January.

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Minister Escalates campaign against Sports Shooters

Posted by on Jan 17, 2015 in Des, News | 3 comments

Minister for Justice update to Niall Collins TD FF, in Dail, 15/1/2015

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Sports Coalition Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Updates | Comments Off on Sports Coalition Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality

All, please find attached copy of the Sports Coalition Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality, submitted on Jan 7th, 2015 FIREARMS SUBMISSION TO JUSTICE COMMITTEE...

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