Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–2551.02. Liability.

Any manufacturer, importer, or dealer of an assault weapon or machine gun shall be held strictly liable in tort, without regard to fault or proof of defect, for all direct and consequential damages that arise from bodily injury or death if the bodily injury or death proximately results from the discharge of the assault weapon or machine gun in the District of Columbia.


(Mar. 6, 1991, D.C. Law 8-263, § 4, 37 DCR 8482; Oct. 7, 1994, D.C. Law 10-194, § 3(a), 41 DCR 4283.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 6-2392.

Effective Dates

Pursuant to the Court’s holding in Bliley v. Kelly, 23 F.3d 507 (D.C.Cir.1994), the Congressional review period for the Assault Weapon Manufacturing Strict Liability Act of 1990, began to run on November 19, 1991, and the act took effect on February 29, 1992.

Editor's Notes

Application of Law 8-263: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 7-2551.01.