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Rypht
07-06-2006, 12:33 AM
China sets gun amnesty deadline

Chinese police officials have issued a deadline for people to hand over any illegal firearms as part of a nationwide crackdown on guns.

The Beijing public security bureau warned offenders could face up to two years in jail after 15 July.

Anyone who hands in a gun before then will not be prosecuted.

Even toy guns are not immune to the gun amnesty, as they could be considered a threat and cause human injury, a police official told state media.

Figures issued by the bureau showed about 100 guns were confiscated last month in the capital and 98 people were taken into custody, the China Daily newspaper reported.

Ten of them will face criminal charges, police said.

Last month, a crime wave in poorer areas was being fuelled by the illegal manufacture and sale of weapons, it said.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5151002.stm




20% of the world just got a little less free. :soap:

Medula Oblongata
07-08-2006, 10:45 PM
Did you notice that the photo in the article was comprised primarily of SKS rifles that the Chinese government manufactured and issued to the "militia" (at that time the militia was comprised of almost every farmer). Ammunition was nearly non-existant, but most farmers were armed.

Expect to see a wave of "crack down's" in the near future. Televisions, radio's, computers, etc. will all be named contraband and seized. This is the way of tyrants. Register, comfiscate, opress.

In fact, I think this should be China's new national motto: "Opress the free."