A person may not register more than one handgun in the District during any 30-day period.1 The Chief of Police may permit a person who is becoming a new District resident to register more than one handgun if the new resident’s handguns were lawfully owned in another jurisdiction for a period of six months prior to the date of the application.2

See our Restrictions on Multiple Purchases or Sales of Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. D.C. Code Ann. § 7-2502.03(e). See also D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 24, § 2305.3. ⤴︎
  2. D.C. Code Ann. § 7-2502.03(e). ⤴︎