Washington, D.C.

DC Gun Owners Must Re-Register Their Firearms

Starting on Jan. 1, one of the penalties for not re-registering firearms is a year in prison

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Big changes for gun owners in the nation's capital will impact tens of thousands of law-abiding citizens, many of whom have no idea the change is coming.

The new requirement for gun owners in the District goes into effect next year and failure to comply could land you in jail.

Starting Jan. 1, all registered gun owners in the District must re-register their firearms within 90 days. D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said notices will start going out to gun owners soon.

"Every three years, you'll have confirm you still live in the District and you still have your firearm." Lanier told News4's Mark Segraves.

(H/T Charles WT)