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To review current District of Columbia laws related to firearms in their entirety, please visit

The laws regarding carrying, possession, and transport of firearms are below.

In general, carrying a firearm in the District is prohibited.

However, there are exceptions for legally registered firearms. Federal Laws pertaining to possession and transport of firearms may be found in Title 18 United States Code Section 922 and 926A. The entire text may be found on the internet at