China to crack down on illegal gun possessionFebruary 10th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 10 (IANS) The Chinese government will soon launch a nationwide crackdown on illegal possession of guns and explosives following a recent spate of armed robberies.
The government “will concentrate on tackling crimes involving serious violence” to strengthen security in cities and maintain social order, said Huang Ming, deputy minister of public security.
A series of armed robberies have taken place across the country, including in Nanjing, Shenyang and Huizhou and Guangdong provinces.
The latest incident took place this week, when a hotel boss was kidnapped at gunpoint in Hunan province. He was eventually rescued by police.
The minister said that in the crackdown, police will investigate gun or explosives-related cases, seize illegal weapons, arrest suspects and destroy networks and dens where explosives are illegally manufactured.
According to China’s firearms regulations, individuals or institutions which manufacture, transport, own, rent or sells firearms and ammunition are outlawed.
- China destroys 100,000 seized guns - Jun 13, 2012
- China steps up war on gun crimes - Mar 27, 2012
- China shuts websites illegally selling weapons - Sep 22, 2011
- China arrests over 900 in tainted pork crackdown - Aug 29, 2011
- China arrests 2,200 in crackdown on organied gangs - Sep 16, 2011
- Five held for running illegal arms unit in Bengal - Mar 30, 2011
- China busts gun trafficking ring - Oct 20, 2011
- Three Chinese robbers sentenced to death - Jul 19, 2012
- China cracks down on pornography - Oct 21, 2011
- Illegal arms factory raided in Kolkata - Mar 31, 2012
- Crackdown on illegal mining in China - Jul 03, 2011
- Anti-tank rifle seized from Russian man's home - Aug 03, 2012
- Fake currency worth over $18 mn seized in China - Jul 23, 2012
- Over 400 held, fake notes seized in China - Jul 22, 2012
- Former club manager and referees on trial for soccer corruption - Dec 20, 2011
Tags: ammunition, armed robberies, beijing, chinese government, crackdown, crimes, deputy minister, explosives, firearms, guangdong, gunpoint, guns, huizhou, illegal gun possession, illegal possession, illegal weapons, nanjing, public security, shenyang, spate