Civilians are not allowed to carry guns in China.
There are only three circumstances under which it is lawful to hold guns:
1. Armies to be issued with guns: the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the People’s Armed Police Force (PAPF), and the militia may be armed with firearms.
2. Arming guns for official use: police, full-time guards, or escorts of specific entities may be equipped with guns when performing their duties.
3. Arming guns for civilian use: shooting competition stadiums, hunters, herdsmen, and workers working with wildlife may, under specific circumstances, be equipped with guns for civilian use.
Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team