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30/07/2021

Carlow/Kilkenny Gardaí issue advice to licensed firearm holders after spate of thefts

Firearms holders should never post photographs depicting their weapons on social media sites

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All firearms should be stored in accordance with legislation

Gardaí in the Kilkenny/Carlow Division are currently investigating the theft of firearms in two separate incidents and a third incident where an attempt was made to remove a gun safe.

All three incidents occurred during burglaries of private residences and Gardaí have issued the following advice to people who have licensed firearms:

  • All firearms should be stored in accordance with legislation and the FIREARMS (SECURE ACCOMMODATION) REGULATIONS 2009.
  • These regulations can be found on line under Statutory Instrument 307/2009.
  • Firearms should always be licensed up to date.
  • Firearms should never be left unattended for any period of time.
  • During transport, firearms must always be stored in a case/sleeve, out of sight in a locked vehicle boot. They should not be immediately accessible to the driver or any passenger.
  • No gun should be loaded with ammunition while travelling to or from a shoot.
  • Firearms holders should never post photographs depicting their weapons on social media sites. It is bringing unnecessary attention to yourself.

The above advice is not exhaustive. For more, see a security leaflet below: 

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