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Thread #148617   Message #4002637
Posted By: Jim Carroll
30-Jul-19 - 03:43 AM
Thread Name: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
From what's happening in the US, it seems to me that the best method of control is that anybody who wishes to own one is automatically disqualified from doing so.

Here in the West of Ireland we are blessed with the presence of an American Journalist who HIT THE HEADLINES WAY BACK and, having been black-listed from several newspapers for her behaviour, disappeared from the scene for a while.
Some five years later, following an incident where a Traveller was found to be trespassing, the farmer, shot him, wounding him severely, beat him with a fence post and then, went indoors, reloaded, and executed the badly wounded man
The case was dismissed as it was deemed that the farmer was acting in self defence.
Mary Ellen Synon, in an interview on Kerry Radio, declared that "It was not just the right, but the duty of all rural property owners to carry arms to protect themselves against such intrusions.
JIm Carroll