Gun laws targeted.
A CITY councillor has called for compulsory training for people wanting firearms licences.
Progressive Democrats The Progressive Democrats (Irish An Páirtí Daonlathach, lit.: The Democratic Party), commonly called the PD's, are a free market liberal party in the Republic of Ireland. Founded in 1985, it adopts liberal positions on economic issues. councillor Tim O'Malley
Tim O'Malley (Irish: Tadhg Ó Máille; born July 3, 1944), is an Irish Progressive Democrats politician. yesterday urged the Justice Minister to introduce a test of elementary training.
The Limerick Limerick, city, Republic of Ireland
Limerick, city (1991 pop. 56,083), seat of Co. Limerick, SW Republic of Ireland, at the head of the Shannon estuary. The city has a port with two docks. councillor said: "There are 200,000 gun licences in Ireland and it is extremely worrying that anybody who applies for a licence does not have to prove competence in the use of firearms."
He wants the test to cover how to load, clean, use and carry a firearm firearm, device consisting essentially of a straight tube to propel shot, shell, or bullets by the explosion of gunpowder. Although the Chinese discovered gunpowder as early as the 9th cent., they did not develop firearms until the mid-14th cent. safely.
One in every 18 people have a firearms licence.