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United States Park Police District 1

Firearms

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law makes possession of firearms in national parks subject to local and state firearms laws.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit the District of Columbia’s website.

District of Columbia Law

See Division I, Title 7, Subtitle J, Chapter 25

See also Division IV, Title 22, Subtitle VI, Chapter 45

District of Columbia Attorney General

Federal law continues to prohibit firearms in federal facilities in this park. Those federal facilities are marked with signs at public entrances.

District 1

The United States Park Police work in conjunction with the National Park Service staff to protect the areas within their jurisdiction. Thus firearms are prohibited in the following USPP facilities within District 1: D-1 Substation, USPP Headquarters, H-1 Stables, USPP office at 17th and I Sts. NW,

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