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The DC Code: § 22-4505 Exceptions.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)
a
The provisions of § 22-4504(a) and (a-1) shall not apply to:
1
Marshals, sheriffs, prison or jail wardens, or their deputies, policemen or other duly appointed law enforcement officers, including special agents of the Office of Tax and Revenue, authorized in writing by the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the Office of Tax and Revenue to carry a firearm while engaged in the performance of their official duties, and criminal investigators of the Office of the Inspector General, designated in writing by the Inspector General, while engaged in the performance of their official duties;
2
Special police officers and campus police officers who carry a firearm in accordance with § 5-129.02, and rules promulgated pursuant to that section;
3
Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps of the United States or of the National Guard or Organized Reserves when on duty, or to the regularly enrolled members of any organization duly authorized to purchase or receive such weapons from the United States; provided, that such members are at or are going to or from their places of assembly or target practice;
4
Officers or employees of the United States duly authorized to carry a concealed pistol;
5
Any person engaged in the business of manufacturing, repairing, or dealing in firearms, or the agent or representative of any such person having in his or her possession, using, or carrying a pistol in the usual or ordinary course of such business; and
6
Any person while carrying a pistol, transported in accordance with § 22- 4504.02, from the place of purchase to his or her home or place of business or to a place of repair or back to his or her home or place of business or in moving goods from one place of abode or business to another, or to or from any lawful recreational firearm-related activity.
b
The provisions of § 22-4504(a) with respect to pistols shall not apply to a police officer who has retired from the Metropolitan Police Department, if the police officer has registered a pistol and it is concealed on or about the police officer.
c
For the purposes of subsection (a)(6) of this section, the term "recreational firearm-related activity" includes a firearms training and safety class.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-3205. 1973 Ed., § 22-3205. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 13-305, in subsec. (a), substituted "duly appointed law enforcement officers, including special agents of the Office of Tax and Revenue, authorized in writing by the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the Office of Tax and Revenue to carry a firearm while engaged in the performance of their official duties" for "duly appointed law enforcement officers". D.C. Law 14-310, in par. (4), validated a previously made technical correction. D.C. Law 17-388, in subsec. (a), substituted "pistol, transported in accordance with § 22-4504.02, from" for "pistol unloaded and in a secure wrapper from". D.C. Law 19-170 rewrote the section, which formerly read: "(a) The provisions of § 22-4504 shall not apply to marshals, sheriffs, prison or jail wardens, or their deputies, policemen or other duly appointed law enforcement officers, including special agents of the Office of Tax and Revenue, authorized in writing by the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the Office of Tax and Revenue to carry a firearm while engaged in the performance of their official duties, and criminal investigators of the Office of the Inspector General, designated in writing by the Inspector General, while engaged in the performance of their official duties, or to members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps of the United States or of the National Guard or Organized Reserves when on duty, or to the regularly enrolled members of any organization duly authorized to purchase or receive such weapons from the United States, provided such members are at or are going to or from their places of assembly or target practice, or to officers or employees of the United States duly authorized to carry a concealed pistol, or to any person engaged in the business of manufacturing, repairing, or dealing in firearms, or the agent or representative of any such person having in his or her possession, using, or carrying a pistol in the usual or ordinary course of such business, or to any person while carrying a pistol, transported in accordance with § 22- 4504.02, from the place of purchase to his or her home or place of business or to a place of repair or back to his or her home or place of business or in moving goods from one place of abode or business to another. "(b) The provisions of § 22-4504 with respect to pistols shall not apply to a police officer who has retired from the Metropolitan Police Department, if the police officer has registered a pistol and it is concealed on or about the police officer." Temporary Amendments of Section Section 3 of D.C. Law 12-177 inserted "including criminal investigators of the Office of the Inspector General, designated in writing by the Inspector General, while engaged in the performance of their official duties" near the beginning of (a). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary amendment of section, see § 3 of the Office of the Inspector General Law Enforcement Powers Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12- 394, July 4, 1998, 45 DCR 4645), § 3 of the Office of the Inspector General Law Enforcement Powers Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1998 (D.C. Act 12-463, October 28, 1998, 45 DCR 7818), and § 3 of the Office of the Inspector General Law Enforcement Powers Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 1999 (D.C. Act 13-3, February 8, 1999, 46 DCR 2288). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(e) of Inoperable Pistol Emergency Amendment Act of 2008 (D.C. Act 17-652, January 6, 2009, 56 DCR 927). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(e) of Inoperable Pistol Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2009 (D.C. Act 18-24, March 16, 2009, 56 DCR 2309). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 203(b) of Receiving Stolen Property and Public Safety Amendments Emergency Amendment Act of 2011 (D.C. Act 19-261, December 21, 2011, 58 DCR 11232). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 3(b) of Firearms Registration Renewal Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-324, March 18, 2012, 59 DCR 2258). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 3(e) of Firearms Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-352, May 11, 2012, 59 DCR 5116). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 3(e) of the Firearms Amendments Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19- 394, July 18, 2012, 59 DCR 8694). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 3(e) of the Firearms Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-510, October 26, 2012, 59 DCR 12808). Legislative History of Laws Law 9-266, the "Handgun Possession Amendment Act of 1992," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 9-91, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 2, 1992, and July 7, 1992, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 21, 1992 it was assigned Act No. 9-247 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 9-266 became effective on May 7, 1993. For legislative history of D.C. Law 10-119, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-4502. Law 12-177, the "Office of the Inspector General Law Enforcement Powers Temporary Amendment Act of 1998," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 12-676. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 2, 1998, and July 7, 1998, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 20, 1998, it was assigned Act No. 12-419 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 12-419 became effective on March 26, 1999. Law 12-190, the "Office of the Inspector General Law Enforcement Powers Amendment Act of 1998," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 12-622, which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on July 7, 1998, and September 22, 1998, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on October 2, 1998, it was assigned Act No. 12-461 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 12- 190 became effective on March 26, 1999. Section 5(b) of D.C. Law 12-177 provides that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect or on the effective date of the Office of the Inspector General Law Enforcement Powers Amendment Act of 1998, whichever occurs first. Law 13-305, the "Tax Clarity Act of 2000", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 13-586, which was referred to the Committee on Finance and Revenue. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on October 2, 2000, and November 8, 2000, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 13, 2000, it was assigned Act No. 13-501 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 13-305 became effective on June 9, 2001. Law 14-310, the "Criminal Code and Miscellaneous Technical Amendments Act of 2002", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 14-954, which was referred to the Committee on Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 3, 2002, and December 17, 2002, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 22, 2003, it was assigned Act No. 14-622 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 14-310 became effective on June 12, 2003. For Law 17-388, see notes following § 22-4501. For history of Law 19-170, see notes under § 22-4501. DC CODE § 22-4505 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(July 8, 1932, 47 Stat. 651, ch. 465, § 5; May 7, 1993, D.C. Law 9-266, § 3, 39 DCR 5676; May 21, 1994, D.C. Law 10-119, § 15(d), 41 DCR 1639; Mar. 26, 1999, D.C. Law 12-190, § 3, 45 DCR 7814; June 9, 2001, D.C. Law 13-305, § 408, 48 DCR 334; June 12, 2003, D.C. Law 14-310, § 9, 50 DCR 1092; May 20, 2009, D.C. Law 17-388, § 2(e), 56 DCR 1162; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-170, § 3(e), 59 DCR 5691.)