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The District of Columbia does not have a specific licensing requirement, but the District’s registration system serves the same purpose by limiting who can purchase or own firearms, requiring a background check, and requiring that gun owners complete online safety training.1 See the District of Columbia Registration, Background Checks and Prohibited Purchasers Generally sections for further information.


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  1. D.C. Code Ann. §§ 7-2502.01, 7-2502.06(a); D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 24, § 2311.9.[]