Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–2551.01. Definitions.

For the purposes of this unit, the term:

(1) “Assault weapon” shall have the same meaning as provided in § 7-2501.01(3A).

(2) “Handgun” means a firearm with a barrel less than 12 inches in length at the time of manufacture.

(3) “Dealer” and “importer” shall have the same meaning as in 18 U.S.C. § 921.

(4) “Machine gun” shall have the same meaning as in paragraph (10) of § 7-2501.01.

(5) “Manufacturer” means any person in business to manufacture or assemble a firearm or ammunition for sale or distribution.

(6) “Law enforcement agency” means a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency, state militia, or an agency of the United States government.

(7) “Law enforcement officer” means any officer or agent of an agency defined in paragraph (6) of this section who is authorized to use a handgun or machine gun in the course of his or her work.