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31 total bills, 17 anti-gun bills,
6 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Rhode Island Gun Laws

2013 Session2014 Session2015 Session2016 Session

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note: Rhode Island has a limited carry over of legislation between sessions

this is an pro-gun bill

H7103

Title: Sales And Use Taxes - Liability And Computation

Description: Exempts from sales and use taxes devices designed for purpose of safe firearms storage.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: May 3, 2016

this is an anti-gun bill

H7199

Title: Weapons

Description: Criminalizes the manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale or transfer of any ammunition feeding device capable of accepting more than ten (10) rounds.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 22, 2016

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H7200

Title: 2016

Description: Makes a number of technical amendments to the general laws, prepared at the recommendation of the Law Revision Office. Article I of the act includes the statutory construction bill. Article II of the act contains reenactments of selected general laws.

Last Action: Effective without Governor's signature

Last Action Date: July 26, 2016

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H7243

Title: Weapons

Description: Provides that only peace officers and persons approved by the school authorities for the purposes of educational instruction officers may carry firearms or other weapons on school grounds.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 22, 2016

watching this bill

H7283

Title: Weapons

Description: Requires any person convicted of a felony domestic offense be ordered by the court to surrender all firearms in their possession, care, custody or control to either the state/local police or federally licensed firearms dlr and file proof with the court.

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: June 30, 2016

watching this bill

H7332

Title: Weapons

Description: Deletes unnecessary language with regard to the destruction of application records for the purchase of a rifle or shotgun, if an applicant is not otherwise disqualified under any other applicable provision of the general laws.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 22, 2016

this is an pro-gun bill

H7390

Title: Weapons

Description: Requires timely review of any application for a permit to carry a concealed pistol and allows judicial review of adverse administrative decisions regarding such applications. It would also codify applications to the attorney general.

Last Action: House passed Sub A

Last Action Date: June 17, 2016

this is an pro-gun bill

H7535

Title: Weapons

Description: Criminalizes the mere possession of a firearm by a minor, but would provide for limited exceptions while the minor is in the presence of a qualified adult or participating in certain competitive or ceremonial events.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 22, 2016

this is an pro-gun bill

H7541

Title: Weapons

Description: Allows individuals with concealed carry permits issued by Massachusetts, Connecticut and any other state with a live fire requirement to carry concealed firearms within this state.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 22, 2016

this is an anti-gun bill

H7575

Title: Weapons--the Protect Rhode Island Families Act

Description: Requires the surrender of firearms to law enforcement agencies after conviction of certain domestic violence offenses.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 22, 2016

this is an pro-gun bill

H7680

Title: Second Amendment Preservation Act

Description: Prohibits the use of state funds, personnel or property in the enforcement of federal firearms laws or regulations.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 22, 2016

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H7799

Title: Weapons

Description: Includes orange or otherwise brightly colored plugs or tips inserted into the barrel of any firearm into the definition of "mark of identification" for those persons who change, alter, remove, or obliterate any mark of identification on a firearm.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 22, 2016

this is an anti-gun bill

H7850

Title: Weapons

Description: Makes it unlawful to carry a rifle or shotgun in a vehicle or on one's person, visible or concealed, except at one's residence, place of business or land.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 22, 2016

this is an anti-gun bill

H7853

Title: Weapons

Description: Provides that no person, entity, or dealer shall sell, loan, transfer or acquire a firearm from any person, entity or dealer with the intent to avoid the application/disclosure process required by ยงยง11-47-35 or 11-47-35.2.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 22, 2016

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H8024

Title: Assaults

Description: Includes members of the United States Armed Forces in criminal offenses against police offers and officials.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 13, 2016

this is an anti-gun bill

H8257

Title: Weapons - Stun-guns

Description: Permits the possession of a stun-gun under the same license conditions which apply to possession of a pistol.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: June 7, 2016

this is an pro-gun bill

S2416

Title: Relating To Criminal Offenses-weapons

Description: Specifically allows individuals who possess a valid concealed weapon permit issued by Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Utah to carry a concealed firearm everywhere within Rhode Island.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 26, 2016

this is an anti-gun bill

S2490

Title: Domestic Assault

Description: Provides that a respondent in domestic abuse cases wherein a protective order is issued may not possess, purchase or receive any firearms for a period not to exceed the duration of the restraining order.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 26, 2016

this is an anti-gun bill

S2491

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits any person subject to domestic assault/domestic abuse restraining orders/felony conviction for domestic violence/serving a sentence under community confinement from owning firearm.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 26, 2016

this is an anti-gun bill

S2492

Title: Weapons

Description: Requires any person convicted of a felony domestic offense be ordered by the court to surrender all firearms in their possession, care, custody or control to either the state/local police or federally licensed firearms dlr and file proof with the court.

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: June 30, 2016

this is an anti-gun bill

S2517

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits those convicted under the "Domestic Violence Prevention Act" from possessing firearms for a period of 10 years.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 26, 2016

this is an anti-gun bill

S2519

Title: Weapons

Description: Includes orange or otherwise brightly colored plugs or tips inserted into the barrel of any firearm into the definition of "mark of identification" for those persons who change, alter, remove, or obliterate any mark of identification on a firearm.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 26, 2016

this is an anti-gun bill

S2563

Title: Weapons

Description: Requires that every person applying for a concealed weapons permit, whether through the local police department or through the office of the attorney general, to undergo a national criminal records check, including the submission of fingerprints.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 26, 2016

this is an anti-gun bill

S2564

Title: Weapons

Description: Provides that no person, entity, or dealer shall sell, loan, transfer or acquire a firearm from any person, entity or dealer with the intent to avoid the application/disclosure process required by ยงยง11-47-35 or 11-47-35.2.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 26, 2016

this is an anti-gun bill

S2565

Title: Weapons

Description: Makes it unlawful to carry a rifle or shotgun in a vehicle or on one's person, visible or concealed, except at one's residence, place of business or land.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 26, 2016

this is an anti-gun bill

S2645

Title: Weapons

Description: Criminalizes the mere possession of a firearm by a minor, but would provide for limited exceptions while the minor is in the presence of a qualified adult or participating in certain competitive or ceremonial events.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 26, 2016

this is an anti-gun bill

S2647

Title: Weapons

Description: Amends the application process for carrying a concealed weapon whether the application is to the city or town police chief or to the attorney general and it would provide for a review process for those applications that are denied.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 26, 2016

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S2730

Title: Weapons

Description: Precludes those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence crimes under ยง12-29-2 from purchasing or possessing a firearm. Convictions for petty misdemeanors or expunged or pardoned convictions would not apply to this prohibition.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 26, 2016

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S2761

Title: Weapons

Description: Provides that only peace officers and persons approved by the school authorities for the purposes of educational instruction officers may carry firearms or other weapons on school grounds.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 26, 2016

this is an anti-gun bill

S2767

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits persons convicted of domestic violence crime subject to a restraining order from possessing, owning firearm and requires surrender of any owned possessed firearm to police while order is in effect and return when order is terminated.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 26, 2016

this is an anti-gun bill

S2835

Title: Weapons

Description: Criminalizes the manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale or transfer of any ammunition feeding device capable of accepting more than ten (10) rounds known as high capacity magazines.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 26, 2016

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