China toughens control over guns, explosives
Updated: 2016-03-01 04:27
In a video conference on Monday, the Ministry of Public Security said this year's campaign will target those who sell and buy guns and explosives online or participate in production. Websites and services providers involved will be held responsible.
The ministry will confiscate any guns and explosives found to be held by individuals. In China it is illegal for ordinary residents to own firearms or explosives.
Gun and explosives crimes in 2015 fell by 42.7 percent and 5.6 percent respectively.
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