I look forward to the comments of the usual hard men…
Cllr Padraig Conneely said he believed the current spate of robberies would result in a death because people were being terrorised in their own homes. And he warned that in similar circumstances he would pull the trigger. “I believe one body laid out on a slab after a robbery would put an end to robberies in the area pretty lively,” he added. …He does not own a firearm but insisted if he had, he would have no issue about using it in such circumstances. "If you were to come home and find people in your house ransacking it, you have to think what state of mind would that leave you in? “I think I’d have pulled the trigger and blew the legs off them if I had found them,” he said.
Garda Superintendent Marie Skehill responded to Mr Conneely’s comments, saying: “I’m glad, chairman, you don’t have a firearm.”
I would if I had a gun but I don’t so I won’t. I did kick the heart and soul out of a lad who I caught trying to rob my housemate’s bike from our back garden when I was in college but I was pissed out of my head at the time.