Peng Di (pseudonym), an engineer from Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei Province, did not expect to spend the rest of his life in prison or face the death penalty, for a hobby.
Despite the fact that China has many gun enthusiasts, the hobby has its risks. Peng went further than simply studying guns and decided to buy 1,300 air gun pellets online from a US vendor in 2011.
Peng was charged with smuggling ammunition after he bought over 1,000 non-military bullets from overseas and claimed they were steel ball bearings to escape customs checks.
Once more we have proof that when Gun Control advocates say “We don’t want to ban all guns, that is silly!” they are giving you a dose of death by a thousand paper cuts. It is interesting to see that Globaltimes.cn (Chinese News org.) is actually using language associated with US Gun Control zealots.
Not surprisingly, the article demonstrates the stupidity of trying to “un-invent” the concept of guns. A tightly controlling entity like the Chinese Government cannot stop people from smuggling and building their own weapons:
“You can make an air gun and even a shotgun with perfectly legal materials. Seamless steel tubes are viewed as technical and materials can be as simple as a soft drink bottle and air freshener,” said an administrator of a large online military forum on condition of anonymity.
And in true Chinese Gov fashion, they go hunting on the internet for those who seek info:
Among regular crackdowns, police departments launched a “Net clearance” campaign this year, clearing up more than 100,000 illegal messages and shutting down 1,233 websites.
I guess Protest Easy Guns would not mind seeing the same strategy applied to the US. That damned Bill of Rights is getting in the way of True Peace.