Washington D.C. Open and Concealed Carry Laws and Information


SR9

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The proposed law in Maryland to allow Washington DC legal concealed carry permit holders to carry in MD. has fallen by the wayside in this years MD Legislature. I'm sure it will be brought up again in the next session.
 

11th

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Mike, the link in first post goes to this, which I have annoted for you to revise:
Bold is add, red is remove. Fir example ballistics test has not been done for more than five years now!

Washington D.C. Concealed Carry Permit Information
Click here to view the Washington D.C. Concealed Carry Permit Map at the bottom of the page.

Does Washington D.C. issue concealed carry permits?
No, although the District is currently being sued to allow this.

Yes, as of Oct 2017 DC is "Shall issue"

What are the laws regarding open carry in the District of Columbia?
Open Carry is prohibited In Washington D.C.

Who issues firearms registration certificates?
D.C. Metropolitan Police

What types of firearms can I possess?
Note: All firearms must be registered, without exception.

Any rifle or shotgun that is not listed in DC ST § 7-2501.01
See Firearms Eligible for Registration for more information
Only handguns on any one of the following rosters may be possessed
Maryland Handgun Roster*
Massachusetts Firearm Roster*
Firearms Eligible for Registration*
Magazines greater than 10 rounds are illegal to possess for any firearm

What is the cost of a firearms registration certificate?
Application $13 $13
Ballistics Test $12 N/A
Fingerprinting / FBI Background Check $35 $35
Total $48 first firearm, $13 thereafter

What are the registration requirements for firearm ownership in the District of Columbia?
Newly Purchased Firearm
To register a newly purchased firearm:
Rifle or Shotgun

The DC firearms dealer will provide and complete Section A of MPD’s “Application for Firearms Registration Certificate” (PD-219).
You will complete the rest of the application and bring it to the FRS along with all other necessary materials to complete the registration process.
Once the application is approved (generally the same day within 5 days) the process will be completed.
After you get the registration certificate, bring it to the dealer to pick up your legally registered gun.

Handgun
There is a ten day waiting period that begins with first element of transaction, ie if buying over the net and sending to DC's FFL (which is down the hall from the polcie firearms registration office), the date of your initial order is the beginning of your waiting period.
Generally an appointment is made with the FFL after the ten days, and one can expect to complete entire process in about two hours. Rarely one will have to come back a second day.

The DC firearms dealer will provide and complete Section A of MPD’s “Application for Firearms Registration Certificate” (PD-219).
You will complete the rest of the application and bring it to the FRS along with all other necessary materials to complete the registration process.
Generally the FFL transaction and application is approved (generally within 5 days), the FRS will notify you. You can pick up your registration certificate or request that it be mailed to you.
After you get the registration certificate, bring it to the dealer in the same building to pick up your handgun.
Immediately bring the UNLOADED gun back to the FRS for a ballistics test. This process takes approximately 1-hour, after which the registration process is complete and you may leave with your legally registered gun.


Previously Owned Firearm
To register a firearm (rifle, shotgun, or handgun) that you already legally possess in another jurisdiction:

Handguns use a approved "roster system". DC does not have its own roster but instead approved handguns that appear on any one of the following rosters: Maryland, Mass., or California. Generally the Maryland roster is the broadest. The only additional conditions are no threaded barrels on handguns, and no magazines over 10 rounds. For long guns, rather than a "approved list" it is presumed approved unless it is on the prohibited lis (link on the DC MPD website, which is essentially the 94 assault rifle ban listed guns or attributes

Bring your UNLOADED gun to the FRS (do not bring any ammunition) along with all materials necessary to complete the registration process. Guns need to be cased and locked. (Informal note: call DC MPD ahead of time and they will give you instructions on what to say at security entrance. It also gives you a record of intent to register which is a specific exemption to laws prohibiting possessing an unregistered firearm)
After you complete the process, you will leave with your gun.
Once the application is approved (generally the same day within 5 days), the FRS will notify you. You can pick up your registration certificate or request that it be mailed to you. Your registration process is then complete.
 

11th

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Luke please see my post above for updates.

For handgun registration 90% of the time you are in and out in about two hours approved same day. Same with long gun and previous owned. Ballistic testing is long gone, as are a slew of laws.

I'd be happy to help you with concealed carry permit info. In short it is now shall issue and about 1,000 licences have been issued under shall issue in the first four months. I got mine beginning of December. There is also a lot of misinformation, including the utterly incorrect map by John lott (who I otherwise respect).

Eligibility: Essentially it is NICS for registration and NAVI (National Agency Check with Inquiries) for carry. So this means more offenses and they check a database with all jurisdictions. You get a NACI for low level security clearance. In the case of DC CCL though it does not include things like interviews or credit check that can accompany a NACI. Essentially they will know if you had a restraining order in Texas 20 years ago, or got in a bar fight in Oregon in 1990. DC does not list all of those as disqualifying but they have a better chance of seeing an actual disqualifies than NICS does.

Training:
DC standard is one of their certified trainers (there are about a dozen) charging $250 to $325 for a two day course that is 14 hours of general training, 2 hours of legal training on federal and local self defense and carry laws, and two hours of live fire. They will exempt the 14 hours if you have a recent other recognized training. in that case you pay $100 to $125 for a shorter class involving the law and live fire elements.

Wait times: 60 to 120 days. It is supposed to be 90, they are allowed more time (more likly to be triggered if you are non resident or if all your training is not their standard certifiers

Costs
First two years: ~ 275 training, $75 application, $35 fingerprinting. application includes one gun registration (normally $13) = ~$385
Two year renewals: $125 training, $75 application = $200

Prohibited areas:
https://mpdc.dc.gov/page/prohibited-places-carry-concealed-firearm

Notes on prohibited areas:
1) DC is similar to most urban areas in density resulting in a fair amount of prohibitions due to density and government offices
2) alcohol served property prohibition includes bars, but does not include restaurants where you do not drink (ie if you are going to drive or walk to a restaurant with your wife, and she drinks some wine there, but you do not, you are ok in there with your concealed firearm)
3) subway and buses are off limits for carry, but just as person without a carry, but with an DC ownership registration, can transport on subway if unloaded and locked, a carry person can unload and lock and transport by public transport. a backpack or briefcase with two soft lockable pouches in it is advisable if you go by public transport.

other limits: gun must be DC registerarable and registered with DC MPD (on any one of the Mass, Md., or Cali rosters), no mags over 10 rounds, no threaded barrel. Unsecured ammo with you for carry is limited to 20 rounds or one load in pistol and one spare mag, whichever is less. Examples: five round revolver, five in plus five in a strip or speed loader; glock 43 6+1+6; standard glock with ten rounders 10+1+9.
 

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