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    Washington D.C. Restrictions

    Washington D.C.

    DISCLAIMER: K-Var will not modify a firearm from its manufactured packaging in order to make it compliant for state laws. K-Var will not ship firearms to a third party to be modified or changed in any way from manufactured specifications. All purchased firearms must be compliant “as is” from the manufacturer before the item(s) will ship. Information regarding State and local restrictions, laws and ordinances presented on this page are generalized summations of the above named State’s law, provided for customer convince. Laws and ordinances for firearms, ammunition, and certain other items are however, subject to change, without notice. It is the responsibility of the customer to know his or her own State and local restrictions.

    State Regulations

    Subject Matter

    Rifle / Shotgun


    Relevant Statute

    General Description

    State Permit Required to Purchase



    D.C. Code Ann. § 1-201.01 et seq.

    The firearm registration process also serves as a permitting process.

    State Firearm Registration



    D.C. Code Ann. § 1-201.01 et seq.

    All firearms must be registered with the Metropolitan Police Department.

    Assault Weapon Restrictions



    See D.C. Code Ann. § 7-2501

    Assault Weapons and .50 BMG prohibited.

    Assault weapon is defined as, a semiautomatic, rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following: A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon; A thumbhole stock; A folding or telescoping stock; A grenade launcher or flare launcher; A flash suppressor; or A forward pistol grip;

    NFA Weapon Restrictions



    D.C. Code Ann. § 7-2502.02

    Automatic firearms, short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, and silencers are ALL prohibited

    Magazine Capacity Restrictions



    See D.C. Code Ann. § 7-2506

    The District of Columbia prohibits the possession, sale or other transfer of any large capacity ammunition feeding device, regardless of whether the device is attached to a firearm.1 “Large capacity ammunition feeding device” is defined as a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

    Prohibited Items


    Semi-automatic rifles with a detachable magazine and one or more of the following features: 1) Pistol Grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon, 2) Thumbhole stock, 3) Folding or telescoping stock, 4) Grenade launcher or flare launcher, 5) Flash suppressor, 6) Forward Pistol Grip.

    All .50 BMG rifles are prohibited


    Semi-automatic shotguns with one or more of the following, 1) Folding or telescoping stock, 2) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the firearm, 3) Thumbhole stock, 4) Vertical handgrip, 5) Has the ability to accept a detachable magazine, 6) Shotguns with revolving cylinders (such as the. Franchi SPAS 12 and LAW 12, and the Striker 12. The Streetsweeper type S/S Inc. SS/12)


    Semi-automatic handguns with a detachable magazine and one or more of the following features: 1) Threaded barrel, 2) Second handgrip, 3) Barrel shroud, 4) Magazine that attaches to the firearm outside the pistol grip.

    Accessories / Ammunition

    Magazines exceeding 10 rounds

    .50 BMG ammunition

    Collapsible/adjustable stocks

    Stun Guns and TASERs

    Defense Sprays


    Threaded barrels

    Air guns (pneumatic, spring, or BB) firing projectile exceeding .18” (i.e. .22 cal. Prohibited)

    Ammunition Qualifier: For the purchase of ammunition, the purchaser must present a valid firearms registration card.

    LAW ENFORCMENT EXEMPTIONS: Law Enforcement (federal, state, or local) may acquire prohibited articles delineated above only when the agent is active, on-duty, acting within the scope of duties, and in possession of a statement on letterhead from the head of the agency stating that the item is to be used i8n the officer’s or agent’s official duties.