In general, rifles, shotguns, revolvers and handguns may be registered in the District of Columbia. Per DC Official Code … as amended by the Firearms Control Amendment of 2008, registration of the following firearms is prohibited in the District of Columbia. – Firearms eligible for registration
Dominant Social Theme: Some guns are more dangerous than others.
Free-Market Analysis: The District of Columbia (DOC) has an enormous listing of guns that are not legal according to statute. Some other states have such listings as well, though perhaps not in such detail.
Is this, then, the future of US weapons? Continued complexity and further banning of guns? You can read the list here.
Of course, the DOC is an independent entity, and not formally a “state” − and thus perhaps there is more latitude when it comes to this sort of listing − or so defenders of the current laws may argue. The larger issue is the meaning of the US Constitution. It has been apparent for a long time that the powers-that-be are frustrated by the US Constitution and by the Second Amendment in particular.
Here is the text:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
It would seem that the DOC law is an infringement on the right of people to bear arms. Nonetheless, the law currently stands.
This is how the powers-that-be reduce gun freedom, little by little. There is no doubt another push is underway to disarm US citizens. The idea is surely to create global government and, if so, those who own guns are likely seen as an impediment to this larger goal.
Federal law prohibits certain kinds of guns, as well, but the list is not nearly so comprehensive, not yet, at least. Here is a recent federal list for firearms.
PROHIBITED FIREARMS & AMMO
National Firearms Act – A person who intends to make, receive or possess any of the following NFA firearms must first pay a tax and have the firearm registered with the federal government (ATF): 26 U.S.C. §§ 5801- 5872, 10 years for each violation.
Short Barrel Shotgun, barrel length less than 18 inches or overall length less than 26 inches, § 5845
Short Barrel Rifle, barrel length less than 16 inches or overall length less than 26 inches, § 5845
Silencer, 18 U.S.C. § 921 (a)(3)(C)
Destructive device, (bomb, IED, Molotov cocktail) 18 U.S.C. § 921 (a)(3), (a)(4); 26 U.S.C. § 5845
Machine Gun, § 5845
(Since 1986 a person may not legally make a machine gun for himself but may legally acquire one already registered with ATF: § 922 (o), 10 years).
Any Other Weapon, weapon capable of being concealed on the person from which a shot can be discharged via an explosive (e.g., ring gun, club gun, belt buckle gun, handlebar gun, pen gun), etc., § 5845
Stolen Firearms & Ammo − Illegal to steal, possess, or receive a stolen firearm or ammo, §§ 922 (i), 922(j), 922 (u), 924 (l), 924 (m), 10 years
Hand Gun Armor Piercing Ammo, definition: § 921 (a)(17)(B)&(C) violations: § 922 (a)(7), (a)(8), 923(e), 929, 924 (c)(5), different penalties
Undetectable Firearm − Illegal to import, make or possess – § 922 (p), 5 years
Body Armor − Illegal for person previously convicted of a felony crime of violence to purchase, own or possess body armor – §§ 921 (a)(35), 931, 3 years
Firearms with serial numbers removed/obliterated/altered – Illegal to knowingly possess a firearm with the serial number removed, changed, etc., § 922 (k), 5 years
It is likely that a list of prohibited guns will be significantly expanded if further federal gun control legislation is enacted.