Hong Kong launches public consultation on regulating genuine firearm parts to allow for easier prosecution

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The Hong Kong government launched a public consultation on Wednesday on further restricting genuine firearm components to “combat the misuse of arms by criminals in posing threats to citizens’ lives and property.” The proposed amendments seek to amend the Firearms and Ammunition Ordinance to specify certain firearm components so that – in future court cases – the police or prosecution would not have to prove that the parts are being “used or intended to be used to discharge a missile” to fit the definition of “arms.” In the consultation paper, the government said there was a “worrying increase…

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