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Posted: 1/17/2015 1:51:04 PM EST

Towards the end with Libya's involvement the IRA had a pretty significant stockpile of arms....The Good Friday agreements seemed like they gave up some but do you think they gave everything up or still ready for use to this day?
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 1:56:44 PM EST
You thinking of a group buy?
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 1:57:23 PM EST
I highly doubt they gave up everything.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 1:59:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ShadowAngel:
I highly doubt they gave up everything.
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I doubt they gave hardly any of it up.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 1:59:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By nvroundman:
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Why? Since most em are AK's anyway they'd probably get tossed in the trash can

But seriously I would think it's a little like the Balkans(The UN has tried numerous times to collect all the weapons but they've only gotten a fraction of what is actually there.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 1:59:37 PM EST
LOL only a fool would give up their arms. Everyone over there can't be a pushover.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 2:00:07 PM EST
God i hope not, someones going to have to provide guns to fight off the muslim hordes there governments refused to even ingnolage exist.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 2:00:51 PM EST
Plenty of weapons are still stashed in farm houses and attics waiting for the time that they will be retrieved.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 2:03:30 PM EST
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All the old and broken crap was turned in. The good stuff his been hidden away. This applies to both loyalists and Irish republicans.

Who verified the decommissioning process?

I don't believe for a second the PIRA had only 1000 rifles.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_International_Commission_on_Decommissioning


Among the weaponry estimated (by Janes Intelligence) to have been destroyed as part of this entire process were:

1,000 rifles,
3 tonnes of Semtex,
20–30 heavy machine guns,
7 surface-to-air missiles (unused),
7 flame throwers,
1,200 detonators,
20 rocket-propelled grenade launchers,
100 hand guns, and
100+ grenades.[5]
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 2:03:30 PM EST
Give'em up?

You're daft, man.

In the 1980s, there were Provos toting Webleys from WWI.

Give'em up. Man, that's funny.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 2:10:02 PM EST
No,
I have heard there are significant cache's of weapons not only in the North, but in the republic as well. All populations stockpile arms, those that live under restrictions simply do so in secret. I expect the same is true in other parts of Europe and Australia.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 2:22:10 PM EST
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My guess is that a large portion of the illegal weapons recovered in England are former IRA materiel...

And no, not for a second do I believe that either side has given up their ability to defend themselves if the need arises in the future-would you?
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 2:25:29 PM EST
Oh hell no. Bet plenty of them will stay in the ground forever and rust away though.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 2:26:41 PM EST
When I was at Barrett, we would get an inquiry for a trace on one of our .50's that had been found. That was into the early, mid '90s
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 2:27:23 PM EST
How do think we still manage to build AR15's in spite of ITAR?..............
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 2:44:10 PM EST
I can't see the sense of willingly giving up arms for the promises of those who still have arms.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 2:46:33 PM EST
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Bet they still have plenty of stuff. I want a Thompson SMG.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 2:47:27 PM EST
Would you?
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 3:56:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By IcarusY625:
How do think we still manage to build AR15's in spite of ITAR?..............
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Because you're a cop and you ordered the parts through normal supply channels?
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 3:57:18 PM EST
Liam Neeson has some of them at his home.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:03:36 PM EST
In 1200 years, someone is going to find a shit tonne of FAL's in a peat bog
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:16:40 PM EST
Some were given up but only for appearances.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:21:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By America-first:
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Sorta a gun buy back programme with better whiskey
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:23:13 PM EST
Sold them to samcro
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:29:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ShadowAngel:
I highly doubt they gave up everything.
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I'd put good money on them giving up very little.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:32:07 PM EST
Weapons left over from the Troubles in Ireland ( Do you think they gave them all up?)



Would you?
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:33:20 PM EST
I'm sure they got shit-faced and lost a lot of 'em.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:34:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Dru:
Weapons left over from the Troubles in Ireland ( Do you think they gave them all up?)



Would you?
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Uh.....
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:37:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Dru:
Weapons left over from the Troubles in Ireland ( Do you think they gave them all up?)



Would you?


Uh.....



What Feuer?


What did I do wrong now?
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:43:04 PM EST
The IRA got caught without guns when the more recent troubles kicked off.

I doubt they would make the same mistake twice.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:44:06 PM EST
I hope they kept some as they are not getting any more from Mr. Burke because he was a stupid man
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:49:42 PM EST
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Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:52:23 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Dru:



What Feuer?


What did I do wrong now? Nothing
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Originally Posted By FeuerStolz:
Originally Posted By Dru:
Weapons left over from the Troubles in Ireland ( Do you think they gave them all up?)



Would you?


Uh.....



What Feuer?


What did I do wrong now? Nothing


OP should be more like Schultz
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:59:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Bradders:


They didn't give them up, they were put 'beyond use' whatever that means.
Either they buried them in concrete or cut them up to the satisfaction of John DeChastellin (or however you spell his name)

Whether they did this to all of them is questionable
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Originally Posted By Bradders:
Originally Posted By saigamanTX:
http://youtu.be/v7VXb6ghAPA

Towards the end with Libya's involvement the IRA had a pretty significant stockpile of arms....The Good Friday agreements seemed like they gave up some but do you think they gave everything up or still ready for use to this day?


They didn't give them up, they were put 'beyond use' whatever that means.
Either they buried them in concrete or cut them up to the satisfaction of John DeChastellin (or however you spell his name)

Whether they did this to all of them is questionable


Do you actually think all/most/plurality of the weapons were buried or destroyed?
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 5:02:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Miles_Urbanus:
All the old and broken crap was turned in. The good stuff his been hidden away. This applies to both loyalists and Irish republicans.

Who verified the decommissioning process?

I don't believe for a second the PIRA had only 1000 rifles.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_International_Commission_on_Decommissioning


Among the weaponry estimated (by Janes Intelligence) to have been destroyed as part of this entire process were:

1,000 rifles,
3 tonnes of Semtex,
20–30 heavy machine guns,
7 surface-to-air missiles (unused),
7 flame throwers,
1,200 detonators,
20 rocket-propelled grenade launchers,
100 hand guns, and
100+ grenades.[5]
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So one arfcommer gave up their stash? What a dumbass.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 5:04:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 5:10:52 PM EST
OP is trolling...lol

Of course they didn't... would you???
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 5:31:03 PM EST
sure, they gave 100% up!

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 5:35:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sheldonap90:
God i hope not, someones going to have to provide guns to fight off the muslim hordes there governments refused to even ingnolage exist.
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Their
Acknowledge
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 5:36:06 PM EST
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Originally Posted By burkeva:
Plenty of weapons are still stashed in farm houses and attics waiting for the time that they will be retrieved.
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As they were then last time, the guns were suddenly given up in the peace(s) of the 1920s....



They came back again in the 1970s....



LOTS more here.....

http://thompsongunireland.com/

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 5:41:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sheldonap90:
God i hope not, someones going to have to provide guns to fight off the muslim hordes (there) their governments refused to even (ingnolage) acknowledge exist.
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fix'd
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 5:41:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Bradders:


Actually, I believe all parties involved were satisfied with the steps the IRA took to put them 'beyond use'
The main observer was a former US Army General, and he, the British and Irish Govts as well as the parties in N Ireland were satisfied with the outcome.
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Originally Posted By Bradders:
Originally Posted By lostnswv:
Originally Posted By Bradders:
Originally Posted By saigamanTX:
http://youtu.be/v7VXb6ghAPA

Towards the end with Libya's involvement the IRA had a pretty significant stockpile of arms....The Good Friday agreements seemed like they gave up some but do you think they gave everything up or still ready for use to this day?


They didn't give them up, they were put 'beyond use' whatever that means.
Either they buried them in concrete or cut them up to the satisfaction of John DeChastellin (or however you spell his name)

Whether they did this to all of them is questionable



Do you actually think all/most/plurality of the weapons were buried or destroyed?


Actually, I believe all parties involved were satisfied with the steps the IRA took to put them 'beyond use'
The main observer was a former US Army General, and he, the British and Irish Govts as well as the parties in N Ireland were satisfied with the outcome.


So, no.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 5:42:55 PM EST
Nope. I saw a few in that movie, The crying game. I wish I hadn't..........
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 5:50:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By runcible:
I'm sure they got shit-faced and lost a lot of 'em.
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best post.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:55:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:09:19 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Bradders:


Actually, I believe all parties involved were satisfied with the steps the IRA took to put them 'beyond use'
The main observer was a former US Army General, and he, the British and Irish Govts as well as the parties in N Ireland were satisfied with the outcome.
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Originally Posted By Bradders:
Originally Posted By lostnswv:
Originally Posted By Bradders:
Originally Posted By saigamanTX:
http://youtu.be/v7VXb6ghAPA

Towards the end with Libya's involvement the IRA had a pretty significant stockpile of arms....The Good Friday agreements seemed like they gave up some but do you think they gave everything up or still ready for use to this day?


They didn't give them up, they were put 'beyond use' whatever that means.
Either they buried them in concrete or cut them up to the satisfaction of John DeChastellin (or however you spell his name)

Whether they did this to all of them is questionable


Do you actually think all/most/plurality of the weapons were buried or destroyed?


Actually, I believe all parties involved were satisfied with the steps the IRA took to put them 'beyond use'
The main observer was a former US Army General, and he, the British and Irish Govts as well as the parties in N Ireland were satisfied with the outcome.


I bet he got some choice picks of the inventory in exchange for his signature too.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:44:36 PM EST
Weapons left over from the Troubles in Ireland ( Do you think they gave them all up?)




would you give them all up?
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:51:33 PM EST




Where do you think I get my Garand parts from?
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 8:53:09 PM EST
I want any or all of the AR-18's they might still have.
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