All private sales of firearms in the District must be conducted through a licensed firearms dealer.1 For a description of the inventory records and other information required to be kept by licensed firearms dealers, see the “Duties of Licensed Dealers” subsection of the District of Columbia Dealer Regulations section.

See our Retention of Firearm Sales and Background Check Records policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

Notes
  1. D.C. Code Ann. § 7-2505.02. ⤴︎