Ten unlicensed firearms seized by local Gardai

Gardai from Boyle and Castlerea recently seized 10 unlicensed firearms.

The seizures were made on ‘Firearms Day of Action’ on January 25th.

The primary objective of the operation was to target unlicensed firearm holders in the Castlerea District who failed to license their firearms in accordance with the Firearms Act 1925 as amended.

Gardai from Castlerea and Boyle station seized a total of 10 firearms.

This is the first of a number of future planned days of action in relation to unlicensed firearms and members of the public are reminded that it is their responsibility to renew their firearms licences in time.

Renewals are sent out 3 months prior to expiry of the licence and it is an offence under Section 2 of the Firearms Act to hold an unlicensed firearm.

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