Give an inch and they'll take a mile. That's 100% the Irish authorities attitude when it comes to firearms.
I used to consider myself pretty reasonable and tried to see things from the authorities side. Take measures to reduce crime, I'm ok with that........................ But as I get older, all I can see is take, take, take by the authorities and the laws are doing sweet fcukall to reduce crime. The laws are only affecting law abiding citizens. Every couple of years something is chipped away from our sport. Soon there'll be nothing left.
I absolutely can see why the NRA in the States fight tooth and nail not to give one single inch.