Code of the District of Columbia

§ 22–4503.01. Unlawful discharge of a firearm.

(a) Except as otherwise permitted by law, including legitimate self-defense, no firearm shall be discharged or set off in the District of Columbia without a special written permit from the Chief of Police issued pursuant to Section 1 of Article 9 of the Police Regulations of the District of Columbia, effective September 29, 1964 (C.O. 64-1397F; 24 DCMR § 2300.1 ) [CDCR 24-2300.1].

(b) A person who violates this section shall upon conviction be fined no more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01, or incarcerated for no more than 2 years, or both.