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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Gun Dealers in Washington DC.’ Gun Sales. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 19 October

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Retention of Sales and Background Check Records in the District of Columbia

Duties of Licensed Dealers

Licensed dealers shall, among other things, keep at the dealer's premises a current record in book form of:

- The name, address, home phone, and date of birth of each employee handling firearms or ammunition;
- Detailed information about each firearm received into inventory or for repair, or subsequently sold or transferred, including the:

- Serial number, caliber, make, model, manufacturer's number, dealer's identification number, and registration certificate number of the firearm;
- Name, address, and dealer license number or registration certificate number of the person or organization from whom the firearm was purchased or otherwise received, or to whom the firearm was transferred;
- Consideration for transfer;
- Date and time of receipt or delivery and, in the case of repair, return to the person holding the registration certificate; and
- Nature of the repairs made; and

- Detailed information about ammunition received into inventory or subsequently sold or transferred, including the: -Brand and number of rounds of each caliber or gauge;
- Name, address, and dealer's license or registration number of the person or organization from whom received, or to whom sold or transferred;
- The registration certificate number of the firearm for which the ammunition was sold or transferred, for transferees who are not licensed dealers;
- Consideration given for the ammunition, or received for the sale or transfer of ammunition; and
- The date and time of the receipt, sale or transfer of the ammunition.

These records must be exhibited during normal business hours to any member of the Metropolitan Police Department upon demand…

ID: Q7070

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