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28-09-2011, 21:42   #1
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Is it illegal to have possesion of shotgun and rifle ammunition in your home??

Hi i have about 20 shells just lying in my home that i found when i moved home and was wondering does anyone know if it is illegal is the gardai searched my home and found them, and if they did what would be the consequences??
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28-09-2011, 21:48   #2
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You should report this to the Gardai ASAP and hand over the lot.

It is a serious offense to have these, without the proper license.
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what sort of sentence would you be looking at??
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http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/pdf/2....2009.0028.pdf

A fine of up to €5,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 12 months.
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28-09-2011, 22:49   #5
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Shells are spent, I wouldn't particularly say it is a serious offence to have them.

A lot depends on what else you have, and your character.
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If you're found with that ammunition without a licence you're in deep sh1t, even holding spent ammunition here is dodgy territory. I'd advise you to get on to the Gardai asap, they'll probably have you hand it in to a registered firearms dealer.

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I really fail to see how casings ( ie spent ammunition ) would be any sort of issue. That said , a licence is required to hold live rounds and these should be handed in ( or otherwise disposed of ).
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I really fail to see how casings ( ie spent ammunition ) would be any sort of issue.
You would be suprised.....

Criminal Justice Act 2006,
specifically page 35, PART 5, Amendment of
Firearms Acts, Section 26:

26.—Section 1 of the Principal Act is
amended by the substitution
of the following subsection for subsection
(1):
“(1) In this Act—
“ammunition ” (except where used in
relation to a prohibited
weapon) means ammunition for a firearm
and includes—
...
any ingredient or component part of
any such ammunition
or missile ...


Even people with firearms licences have to be aware of how much brass they hold, for instance if your ammo limit is 1000 and you have 900 live and 200 spent rounds...you're breaching your licence. Ridiculous but that's the law.
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You would be suprised.....

Criminal Justice Act 2006,
specifically page 35, PART 5, Amendment of
Firearms Acts, Section 26:

26.—Section 1 of the Principal Act is
amended by the substitution
of the following subsection for subsection
(1):
“(1) In this Act—
“ammunition ” (except where used in
relation to a prohibited
weapon) means ammunition for a firearm
and includes—
...
any ingredient or component part of
any such ammunition
or missile ...

Even people with firearms licences have to be aware of how much brass they hold, for instance if your ammo limit is 1000 and you have 900 live and 200 spent rounds...you're breaching your licence. Ridiculous but that's the law.
Further proof ( if it were needed ) of what a pain in the ass Nanny State we live in.
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Hi i have about 20 shells just lying in my home that i found when i moved home and was wondering does anyone know if it is illegal is the gardai searched my home and found them, and if they did what would be the consequences??
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Further proof ( if it were needed ) of what a pain in the ass Nanny State we live in.
Not really, given that criminals exploit the situation.
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Hi i have about 20 shells just lying in my home that i found when i moved home and was wondering does anyone know if it is illegal is the gardai searched my home and found them, and if they did what would be the consequences??
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what sort of sentence would you be looking at??
Hopefully one with some punctuation.
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I really fail to see how casings ( ie spent ammunition ) would be any sort of issue. That said , a licence is required to hold live rounds and these should be handed in ( or otherwise disposed of ).
Sorry i should have said the ammo is live. i thought live rounds were just called shells
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30-09-2011, 06:17   #14
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get rid of them bring them into ur local station dump them on the counter say i found them. and they will do whatever with them. their out of ur hand's and not ur problem. it could actually be a big issue if ur found with them.
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30-09-2011, 06:23   #15
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Spent brass casings + Powder + Bullets = Live ammo

If you did not make the elements illegal then it would be simple to transport and store legally till you had an illegal use.

But I would imagine a bit of common sense comes into play in the application of the law.
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