Gardaí reiterate regulations for gun holders

Members of An Garda Síochána have issued a statement reiterating the rules and regulations that gun holders must comply with.

Gardaí in Co. Meath took to social media to remind gun holders – which include a substantial proportion of the farming community and rural dwellers – of their responsibilities under their licences.

In the statement, Gardaí provided information on the topic of the storage of ammunition at home and while out hunting.

For storage of ammunition for a relevant firearm, it was noted that a holder or an excepted person shall, when the relevant firearm is not in use, ensure that all ammunition for the relevant firearm in his or her possession is stored: in a receptacle that is locked, and separately from any firearm in which the ammunition is capable of being used.

Regarding transport of a relevant firearm or ammunition, Gardaí highlighted that “a holder or an excepted person shall, when transporting the relevant firearm or ammunition for the relevant firearm in a vehicle, ensure that:
  • The relevant firearm is: concealed from view; and stored separately from the ammunition; and
  • The ammunition is stored in a receptacle that is locked”.

This, according to Gardaí, is to comply with the European Communities (Acquisition and Possession Of Weapons And Ammunition) (Amendment) Regulations 2019.

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