Irish gun owners can now shoot intruders | Irish News | IrishCentral 'Irish homeowners can now legally use guns to defend themselves if their homes are attacked under new legislation. The new home defense bill has moved the balance of rights back to the house owner if his home is broken into "where it should always have been", say top Irish police. The police association of superintendents and inspectors, the AGSI, stated that the current situation, which legally demands a house owner retreat from an intruder, was intolerable". ' (my underlining) so...the question is, why wont our police and CPS see it like that? not the guns, necessarily - but the right to defend yourself without getting *your* collar felt and tea and sympathy for the scrote who broke in??