Open Carrying in the District of Columbia

Posted on September 15, 2015

The District of Columbia prohibits the open carrying of handguns in public.1 The District also prohibits the carrying of a rifle or shotgun in public.2

See our Open Carrying of Firearms in Public policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. D.C. Code Ann. § 22-4504(a). []
  2. Id. []