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Gardaí to be armed in dissident crackdown (Republic of Ireland police)
Belfast Telegraph ^ | 02 January 2014 | Greg Harkin and Tom Brady

Posted on 01/02/2014 9:25:59 AM PST by Olog-hai

More than 120 uniformed gardaí in specialist units in the Republic will be permanently armed from today as part of a crackdown on criminal gangs and dissident terrorists.

This is the first time that uniformed gardaí have been given permission to carry guns full-time since the foundation of the force almost a century ago. […]

An increase in gun violence has partly prompted the decision to turn the units into permanently-armed squads. …

(Excerpt) Read more at belfasttelegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: armedpolice; banglist; eussr; gardasiochana; guncontrol; ira; ireland; provos
The Republic of Ireland has strict gun control laws too.
1 posted on 01/02/2014 9:25:59 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

as does Switzerland at the other end of the spectrum...


2 posted on 01/02/2014 9:29:41 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

“An increase in gun violence has partly prompted the decision to turn the units into permanently-armed squads. …”
But wait. Don’t they live in the gun violence free utopia of Gov Hickenlooper’s dreams? Did they give up their guns and get NOTHING in return? Say it ain’t so!


3 posted on 01/02/2014 10:03:50 AM PST by thorvaldr
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To: thorvaldr

Or could this just be an excuse for government to justify arming the gardai from now on?


4 posted on 01/02/2014 10:11:00 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: thorvaldr

there seems to be some misunderstanding of the criminal mind on the part of these people..


5 posted on 01/02/2014 10:11:13 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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