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28 total bills, 15 anti-gun bills,
5 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Rhode Island Gun Laws

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

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H5067

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits persons convicted of certain offenses involving domestic violence from owning or possessing firearms.

Last Action: Committee postponed at request of sponsor (05/09/2017)

Last Action Date: May 5, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H5155

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: April 25, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H5156

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: April 25, 2017

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H5262

Title: Weapons

Description: Makes it unlawful to carry a rifle or shotgun in a vehicle, except under limited circumstances and enhances the penalty to anyone who transfers a firearm as a minor which is then used in a crime of violence.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 25, 2017

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H5263

Title: Weapons

Description: Amends the statute for possession of firearms by minors.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 25, 2017

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H5345

Title: Weapons

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

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 25, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H5437

Title: Weapons

Description: Defines imitation firearm and makes it unlawful to change or remove certain markings required to be on an imitation firearm.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 25, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H5510

Title: Domestic Assault - Protect Rhode Island Families Act

Description: Limits access to firearms when an individual is under certain types of domestic restraining orders or protective orders issued or renewed on or after July 1, 2017.

Last Action: House passed Sub B as amended in concurrence

Last Action Date: September 19, 2017

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H5547

Title: Possession Of Firearms By Minors

Description: Requires all minors in possession of a firearm, with or without a permit, be in the presence of a parent or guardian or supervising adult at all times.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 25, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H5554

Title: Weapons

Description: Provides that no person shall knowingly purchase or otherwise obtain a firearm on behalf of or transfer to a person who the transferor knows or reasonably should know is prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm under federal or state law.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 25, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H5729

Title: Weapons

Description: Allows those persons with concealed carry permits issued by other states to carry upon their person weapons in Rhode Island provided that the issuing state recognizes and gives reciprocity to RI permit holders.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 25, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H5730

Title: Weapons

Description: Requires applicants for a license or carry permit for firearms to undergo a national BCI.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 25, 2017

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H5866

Title: Relating To Criminal Offenses-weapons

Description: Makes alteration of firearm identification marks punishable by not less than two (2) years imprisonment and by no more than five (5) years imprisonment.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 25, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H6039

Title: Weapons

Description: Sets forth the application requirements for concealed carry permits for firearms, provides an appellate procedure if the application is denied and makes those records exempt from the Access to Public Records Act.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 25, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H6040

Title: Weapons

Description: Authorizes the attorney general to enter into agreements with other states and counties from other states to recognize and give reciprocity to concealed weapon permit holders allowing them to carry concealed weapons in this state.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 25, 2017

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S0187

Title: Weapons

Description: Limits carrying of firearms on school grounds to peace officers.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: June 6, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

S0223

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: June 6, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S0374

Title: Weapons

Description: Provides the attorney general with the authority to enter into reciprocal agreements with other states concerning carrying of concealed weapons.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: June 6, 2017

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S0376

Title: Weapons

Description: Includes those persons convicted of an offense punishable as a misdemeanor offense under ยง12-29-2 (domestic violence) to those persons prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: June 6, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S0399

Title: Weapons

Description: Defines a firearm silencer and permit the use of such a device on any firearm with an overall length of seventeen inches or greater and would permit the use of such a device for lawful hunting activity.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: June 6, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

S0403

Title: Weapons

Description: Provides that no person shall knowingly purchase or otherwise obtain a firearm on behalf of or transfer to a person who the transferor knows or reasonably should know is prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm under federal or state law.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: June 6, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

S0404

Title: Weapons

Description: Makes it unlawful to carry a rifle or shotgun in a vehicle, except under limited circumstances and enhances the penalty to anyone who transfers a firearm as a minor which is then used in a crime of violence.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: June 6, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

S0405

Title: Domestic Assault - Protect Rhode Island Families Act

Description: Limits access to firearms when an individual is under certain types of domestic restraining orders or protective orders issued or renewed on or after July 1, 2017.

Last Action: House passed Sub A as amended in concurrence

Last Action Date: September 19, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

S0412

Title: Weapons

Description: Defines imitation firearm and makes it unlawful to change or remove certain markings required to be on an imitation firearm.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: June 6, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

S0587

Title: Weapons

Description: Requires applicants for a license or carry permit for firearms to undergo a national BCI.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: June 6, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S0594

Title: Weapons

Description: Amends the statute for possession of firearms by minors.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: June 6, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

S0664

Title: Weapons

Description: Makes numerous changes to the procedures regarding the issuance of concealed carry permits, the fees associated with their issuance, and the public records accessible by the public in relating thereto.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: June 6, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S0840

Title: Weapons

Description: Limits the issuances of pistol and revolver carry permits to the office of the attorney general.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: June 6, 2017

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