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Can You Carry a Gun in China? - China Law in One Minute



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.



Guns Control Law (2015)


Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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