Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–2505.01. Sales and transfers prohibited.

No person or organization shall sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of any firearm, destructive device, ghost gun, unfinished frame or receiver, or ammunition in the District except as provided in § 7-2502.10(c), § 7-2505.02, § 7-2507.05, § 7-2510.07, or § 7-2510.09.


(Sept. 24, 1976, D.C. Law 1-85, title V, § 501, 23 DCR 2464; Mar. 16, 1978, D.C. Law 2-62, § 2, 24 DCR 5780; May 10, 2019, D.C. Law 22-314, § 2(b), 66 DCR 1672; Apr. 27, 2021, D.C. Law 23-274, § 201(c), 68 DCR 001034.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 6-2351.

1973 Ed., § 6-1851.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 7-2508.01.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4(d) of Omnibus Public Safety and Justice Emergency Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-25, Feb. 26, 2021, 68 DCR 002604).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(c) of Ghost Guns Prohibition Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-324, May 27, 2020, 67 DCR 6721).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(c) of Ghost Guns Prohibition Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Act 23-245, Mar. 11, 2020, 67 DCR 3086).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(b) of Firearms Safety Omnibus Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-41, Apr. 15, 2019, 66 DCR 5255).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(b) of Firearms Safety Omnibus Emergency Amendment Act of 2018 (D.C. Act 22-629, Jan. 30, 2019, 66 DCR 1729).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(c) of Ghost Guns Prohibition Temporary Amendment Act of 2020 (D.C. Law 23-125, July 30, 2020, 67 DCR 3945).