Dáil Éireann - Volume 638 - 26 September, 2007
Written Answers. - Weapons Licensing.
Deputy Tony Gregory Deputy Tony Gregory
Deputy Tony Gregory asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the reason his Department is refusing certain licences to import primers and so on to licence holders for the purposes of competitive pistol shooting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20486/07]
Deputy Brian Lenihan Deputy Brian Lenihan
Deputy Brian Lenihan:I take it that the Deputy is referring to the importation of certain component parts used in the reloading of ammunition. I have sought the views of the Garda Commissioner on this issue and I am informed that he does not support the reloading of ammunition for handguns particularly in the context that reloaded ammunition cannot be traced and that it has been used in gun crime. Taking into account all the factors to which I must have regard I do not propose to issue any licences for this purpose.
Dáil Éireann 638 Written Answers. Weapons Licensing.