Dáil Éireann - Volume 653 - 08 May, 2008
Written Answers. - Firearms Licences.
Deputy Phil Hogan Deputy Phil Hogan
Deputy Phil Hogan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the criteria required to receive favourable consideration in respect of a gun dealing licence application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17166/08]
Deputy Dermot Ahern Deputy Dermot Ahern
Deputy Dermot Ahern: I can inform the Deputy that a person who wishes to become a firearms dealer should first obtain an application form (form 7) which is available on my Department’s website. The completed form should be lodged with the Sergeant of the Garda sub-district where the applicant resides and the Gardaí will then prepare a suitability report on the character of the applicant and a crime prevention report on the proposed business location.
Section 9 (3) of the Firearms Act, 1925 provides for the registration of a person as a firearms dealer. The section provides, inter alia, that the Minister shall have regard to the character of the applicant, and generally to the public safety and preservation of the peace when considering such applications.
Dáil Éireann 653 Written Answers. Firearms Licences.