Code of the District of Columbia

§ 22–4507. Certain sales of pistols prohibited.

No person shall within the District of Columbia sell any pistol to a person who he or she has reasonable cause to believe is not of sound mind, or is forbidden by § 22-4503 to possess a pistol [now “firearm”], or, except when the relation of parent and child or guardian and ward exists, is under the age of 21 years.


(July 8, 1932, 47 Stat. 652, ch. 465, § 7; June 29, 1953, 67 Stat. 94, ch. 159, § 204(d); May 21, 1994, D.C. Law 10-119, § 15(f), 41 DCR 1639.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 22-3207.

1973 Ed., § 22-3207.