They say necessity breeds invention and one man in Bejing, China has identified a gaping need to provide his fellow citizens with the opportunity to shoot guns where gun culture reigns supreme: America.
“It’s a place Chinese can go to experience real gun culture,” Wong said. “It’s impossible to shoot here.”
“The Chinese government took away people’s guns to prevent them rising up,” said Zhou Xiaozheng, a sociologist at Renmin University. China passed a law in 1996 to passed a law banning citizens from owning guns.
Capitalizing on the law of supply and demand, 38-year-old Dickson Wong started a lucrative business for himself arranging travel to DeSoto County, FL and giving Chinese gun enthusiasts the chance to shoot a variety of firearms at gun ranges.
Wong, who is working to open his own gun range, has been successful booking trips for citizens like 33-year-old Han Weitian of Beijing, who traveled to Florida through Wong’s club last May.
“Chinese ranges fix their weapons to the bench,” Weitian said. “This felt free, like real shooting.”
by Jenn Jacques