§ 11-47-1 Short title
§ 11-47-2 Definitions
§ 11-47-3 Carrying dangerous weapons or substances when committing crime of violence
§ 11-47-3.1 Carrying a stolen firearm when committing a crime of violence
§ 11-47-3.2 Using a firearm when committing a crime of violence
§ 11-47-4 Being armed prima facie evidence of intention
§ 11-47-5 Possession of firearms by certain persons prohibited
§ 11-47-5.1 Larceny of a firearm
§ 11-47-5.2 Possession of a stolen firearm
§ 11-47-5.3 Surrender of firearms by persons convicted of domestic violence offenses
§ 11-47-5.4 Surrender of firearms after domestic violence offenses
§ 11-47-5.5 Motion to lift firearms prohibition for persons convicted of specified misdemeanor domestic violence offenses — Consecutive prohibitions — Return of surrendered firearms
§ 11-47-6 Mental incompetents and drug addicts prohibited from possession of firearms
§ 11-47-7 Possession of firearm by alien
§ 11-47-8 License or permit required for carrying pistol — Possession of machine gun
§ 11-47-9 Persons exempt from restrictions
§ 11-47-9.1 Additional exemptions
§ 11-47-10 License or permit not required to carry to target range
§ 11-47-11 License or permit to carry concealed pistol or revolver
§ 11-47-12 License or permit fee
§ 11-47-13 Revocation of license or permit
§ 11-47-14 Licenses and permits to banks and carriers
§ 11-47-15 Proof of ability required for license or permit
§ 11-47-15.1 Qualifications required of law enforcement officers appointed after June 6, 1970
§ 11-47-15.2 Definitions of law enforcement firing positions
§ 11-47-15.3 Commission on law enforcement standards and training
§ 11-47-16 Certification of qualification
§ 11-47-16.1 Special commission on law enforcement weapons qualifications of retired officers
§ 11-47-17 Qualifications required of law enforcement officers appointed after June 17, 1959
§ 11-47-17.1 Mandatory or discretionary nature of § 11-47-15.1 requirements — Qualification reports to be filed
§ 11-47-18 License or permit issued by attorney general on showing of need — Issuance to retired police officers
§ 11-47-19 Machine gun manufacturers’ licenses or permits
§ 11-47-20 Sale or possession of silencers
§ 11-47-20.1 Armor-piercing bullets
§ 11-47-20.2 Possession during commission of a felony
§ 11-47-20.3 Injury or death of law enforcement officer
§ 11-47-20.4 Body armor
§ 11-47-21 Restrictions on possession or carrying of explosives or noxious substances
§ 11-47-22 Forfeiture and destruction of unlawful firearms
§ 11-47-23 False information in securing firearm or license
§ 11-47-24 Alteration of marks of identification on firearms
§ 11-47-25 Antique firearms and collections
§ 11-47-26 Penalties for violations
§ 11-47-27 Standard of proof under §§ 11-47-1 — 11-47-34
§ 11-47-28 Arrest and detention for possession of firearms
§ 11-47-29 Certification of conviction of alien
§ 11-47-30 Sale, transfer or delivery of firearms to minors
§ 11-47-31 Sale, transfer or delivery of ammunition to minors
§ 11-47-32 Possession of ammunition by minor
§ 11-47-33 Possession of firearms by minors
§ 11-47-34 Firearms permits to minors
§ 11-47-35 Sale of concealable weapons — Safety courses and tests — Review board — Issuance of permits to certain government officers
§ 11-47-35.1 Persons exempt from § 11-47-35
§ 11-47-35.2 Sale of rifles/shotguns
§ 11-47-35.3 Annual report on application process administration
§ 11-47-36 Purchase of concealable firearms from out of state dealers
§ 11-47-37 Sale to minors and others forbidden
§ 11-47-38 Dealers to be licensed
§ 11-47-39 Issuance and conditions of dealer’s license
§ 11-47-40 Register of sales of firearms — Display of firearms
§ 11-47-41 Government firearm registration prohibited
§ 11-47-42 Weapons other than firearms prohibited
§ 11-47-43 Collectors and police officers exempt from § 11-47-42
§ 11-47-44 Standard of proof under §§ 11-47-42 and 11-47-43
§ 11-47-45 Arrest and detention for possession of weapon prohibited by § 11-47-42
§ 11-47-46 Sections 11-47-42 — 11-47-45 inapplicable to firearms
§ 11-47-47 Display of weapons
§ 11-47-48 Report of gunshot wounds
§ 11-47-48.1 Report of lost or stolen weapons
§ 11-47-49 Firing across highways prohibited
§ 11-47-49.1 Firing in Blackstone Valley Flood Plain prohibited
§ 11-47-50 Firing without landowner’s permission — Firing in compact area
§ 11-47-51 Loaded weapons in vehicles
§ 11-47-51.1 Discharge of firearm or incendiary or explosive substance or device from motor vehicle
§ 11-47-52 Carrying of weapon while under the influence of liquor or drugs
§ 11-47-53 Limitation of prosecutions under §§ 11-47-49 — 11-47-52 — Fines
§ 11-47-54 Licensing of shooting galleries
§ 11-47-55 Enforcement of chapter
§ 11-47-56 Constitutionality
§ 11-47-57 “Mace” or similar substances
§ 11-47-58 Firearms — State preemption
§ 11-47-59 Possession of knife during commission of crime
§ 11-47-60 Possession of firearms on school grounds
§ 11-47-60.1 Safe storage
§ 11-47-60.2 Possession of weapons on school grounds — Notification
§ 11-47-60.3 Trigger lock required
§ 11-47-61 Drive-by shootings
§ 11-47-62 Rifle ranges — Immunity from prosecution — Criminal or civil
§ 11-47-63 Relief from disqualifiers program

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 11-47

  • Crime of violence: means and includes any of the following crimes or an attempt to commit any of them: murder, manslaughter, rape, first or second degree sexual assault, first or second degree child molestation, kidnapping, first and second degree arson, mayhem, robbery, burglary, breaking and entering, any felony violation involving the illegal manufacture, sale, or delivery of a controlled substance, or possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a controlled substance classified in schedule I or schedule II of § 21-28-2. See Rhode Island General Laws 11-47-2.
  • Firearm: includes any machine gun, pistol, rifle, air rifle, air pistol, "blank gun" "BB gun" or other instrument from which steel or metal projectiles are propelled, or which may readily be converted to expel a projectile, except crossbows, recurve, compound, or longbows, and except instruments propelling projectiles which are designed or normally used for a primary purpose other than as a weapon. See Rhode Island General Laws 11-47-2.
  • Fugitive from justice: means any person who has fled from any state, territory, the District of Columbia, or possession of the United States to avoid prosecution for a crime of violence or to avoid giving testimony in any criminal proceeding. See Rhode Island General Laws 11-47-2.
  • in writing: include printing, engraving, lithographing, and photo-lithographing, and all other representations of words in letters of the usual form. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16.
  • Licensing authorities: means the board of police commissioners of a city or town where the board has been instituted, the chief of police or superintendent of police of other cities and towns having a regular organized police force, and, in towns where there is no chief of police or superintendent of police, it means the town clerk who may issue licenses upon the recommendation of the town sergeant, and it also means any other person or body duly authorized by the city or town charter or by state law. See Rhode Island General Laws 11-47-2.
  • Machine gun: means any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger. See Rhode Island General Laws 11-47-2.
  • Person: includes an individual, partnership, firm, association, or corporation. See Rhode Island General Laws 11-47-2.
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6.
  • Pistol: includes any pistol or revolver, and any shotgun, rifle, or similar weapon with overall length less than twenty-six inches (26"), but does not include any pistol or revolver designed for the use of blank cartridges only. See Rhode Island General Laws 11-47-2.
  • purchasing: shall be construed accordingly. See Rhode Island General Laws 11-47-2.
  • Sawed-off rifle: means any rifle with overall length of less than twenty-six inches (26") and/or barrel length of less than sixteen inches (16"). See Rhode Island General Laws 11-47-2.
  • Sawed-off shotgun: means any shotgun with overall length of less than twenty-six inches (26") and/or barrel length of less than eighteen inches (18"). See Rhode Island General Laws 11-47-2.
  • seal: shall be construed to include an impression of the seal made with or without the use of wax or wafer on the paper. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-15.
  • Sell: includes let or hire, give, lend, and transfer, and "purchase" includes hire, accept, and borrow, and "purchasing" shall be construed accordingly. See Rhode Island General Laws 11-47-2.
  • town: may be construed to include city; the words "town council" include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9.
  • United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8.