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Under the Firearms and Ammunition Ordinance, Chapter 238, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window) , possession of firearms and ammunition is subject to a licence for possession or a dealer's licence issued by the Hong Kong Police Force (Opens a new window) . Apart from the common types of pistols, air guns and air rifles with muzzle energy greater than 2 joules, electric stun guns, aerosols containing noxious gas, liquid or powder e.g. dog repellents, harpoons, spear guns and crossbows with draw weight of more than 6 kg are also defined as arms under the Ordinance.

In addition, exportation of firearms and ammunition that fall under the Munitions List of Schedule I to the Import and Export (Strategic Commodities) Regulations, Chapter 60G, Laws of Hong Kong (Opens a new window) , also requires a licence from the Trade and Industry Department (Opens a new window) .

Firearms and Ammunition