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48 total bills, 30 anti-gun bills,
6 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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H7066

Title: Trials

Description: Restricts the use of a victim's gender or sexual orientation as a defense by any defendant claiming provocation, diminished capacity or self-defense and prohibits the court from allowing such information into evidence.

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: July 2, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H7075

Title: Weapons

Description: Makes possession bump stocks, binary triggers or trigger cranks punishable by up to10 years in imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine and penalizes modification of semi-automatic weapons to full automatic fire with a single pull or hold in the same way.

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: June 1, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

H7112

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 24, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H7163

Title: Weapons

Description: Defines bump stock and trigger crank and makes possession of any firearm equipped with either device a felony punishable by up to ten (10) years imprisonment.

Last Action: Withdrawn at sponsor's request

Last Action Date: January 18, 2018

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H7588

Title: Weapons

Description: Defines imitation firearm and provide that it is unlawful for any person to change, alter, remove, or obliterate any coloration or markings in any way that makes the imitation firearm look to be an operable firearm. Violation is a misdemeanor.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 24, 2018

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H7591

Title: Weapons - Safe Schools Act

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 24, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H7597

Title: Weapons

Description: Makes it unlawful for any person to carry a rifle or shotgun in any vehicle or conveyance or on or about their person whether visible or concealed subject to certain exceptions.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 24, 2018

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H7598

Title: Weapons

Description: Criminalizes possession of a firearm by a minor, except when the minor is engaged in certain activities and when accompanied by a parent, guardian, or qualified adult.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 24, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H7643

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.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 24, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H7644

Title: Weapons

Description: Provides that applicants for gun permits submit to national records check including fingerprinting by FBI.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 24, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H7645

Title: Weapons

Description: Criminalizes the manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale or transfer of any ammunition feeding device capable of accepting more than 10 rounds, known as high capacity magazines. Makes exceptions for law enforcement and the US armed forces.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 24, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H7688

Title: Extreme Risk Protection Orders -- Criminal Offenses -- Weapons

Description: Authorizes the supreme court to issue "extreme risk protections orders" requiring the surrender of all firearms from persons determined to be capable of causing personal injury.

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: June 1, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H7714

Title: Weapons

Description: Raises the legal age to purchase or sell a rifle or shotgun from 18 years of age to 21 years of age and restricts permits to minors for sporting or training purposes to age 21.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 24, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H7761

Title: Weapons

Description: Raises the age to purchase or possess a rifle or shotgun from 18 years of age to 21 years of age, "grandfathers" current ownership by persons under 21 years of age, and makes an exemption for police and military.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 24, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H7762

Title: Weapons

Description: Repeals the statute providing state preemption of laws pertaining to the ownership, possession, transportation, and sale of firearms and ammunitions.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 24, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H7763

Title: Extreme Risk Protection Orders -- Criminal Offenses--weapons

Description: Establishes a procedure where a person who is determined to be an extreme risk to themselves or others will be required to surrender their firearm for a certain period.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 6, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H7766

Title: Weapons

Description: Restricts possession and sale of new assault weapons. Limits magazine capacity to 10 rounds or less. Grandfathers current possession/ownership.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 24, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H7862

Title: Weapons

Description: Raises the legal age to purchase or possess a rifle or shotgun from 18 to 21 years of age/ "grandfather" lawful current ownership by persons under 21 years of age/make an exemption for police and military.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 24, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H7863

Title: Weapons

Description: Raises the legal age to purchase or possess a rifle, assault rifle or shotgun from 18 to 21 years of age/ "grandfather" lawful current ownership by persons under 21 years of age/make an exemption for police and military.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 24, 2018

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H7889

Title: Domestic Assault

Description: Clarifies the procedures for seeking a protective order from district or family court and the requirements of the surrender of any firearms. Repeals outdated family court form for complaints for protection from abuse.

Last Action: Committee recommends passage of Sub A

Last Action Date: June 6, 2018

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H7919

Title: Relating To Education

Description: Establishes the safe school program which provides a revenue source for various safety provisions designed to make schools safer.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: May 29, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

H7938

Title: Related To Education - Maintenance Of Order On Campus [see Title 16 Chapter 97 - The Rhode Island Board Of Education Act]

Description: Mandates arming campus police at public higher educational institutions.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: May 2, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H7957

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits schools from offering any incentives to teachers who are licensed to carry a weapon.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 24, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H8024

Title: Weapons

Description: Increases the lawful age to purchase a rifle/shotgun to from 18 years of age to 21 years of age. Also requires a person complete a basic rifle/shotgun safety course before they can legally purchase a rifle/shotgun.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 24, 2018

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H8119

Title: Weapons

Description: Authorizes the use of stunguns/tasers after issuance of permit from attorney general.

Last Action: Committee recommends passage of Sub A

Last Action Date: June 19, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H8140

Title: Divestiture Of Investments In Manufacturers Of Firearms

Description: Prohibits the investing of assets of any pension or annuity fund managed by the state investment commission in companies that manufacture firearms.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to House Finance

Last Action Date: April 27, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

S2027

Title: Weapons

Description: Possession, transportation, manufacture or sale of bump stock is punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment and/or $15,000 fine.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 11, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

S2139

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: Withdrawn at sponsor's request

Last Action Date: March 6, 2018

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S2143

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: Withdrawn at sponsor's request

Last Action Date: March 6, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

S2144

Title: Weapons

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

Last Action: Withdrawn at sponsor's request

Last Action Date: March 6, 2018

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S2148

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: March 6, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

S2271

Title: Weapons

Description: Makes possession or use of a semi-automatic weapon rapid fire device to include bump stock, binary trigger or trigger crank punishable by up to ten (10) years imprisonment and/or a ten thousand dollars ($10,000) fine.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 6, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

S2274

Title: Weapons

Description: Makes it unlawful for any person to carry a rifle or shotgun in any vehicle or conveyance or on or about their person whether visible or concealed subject to certain exceptions.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 6, 2018

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S2276

Title: Weapons

Description: Criminalizes possession of a firearm by a minor, except when the minor is engaged in certain activities and when accompanied by a parent, guardian, or qualified adult.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 6, 2018

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S2289

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: March 6, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

S2292

Title: Weapons

Description: Makes possession or use of a semi-automatic weapon rapid fire device to include bump stock, binary trigger or trigger crank punishable by up to ten (10) years imprisonment and/or a ten thousand dollars ($10,000) fine.

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: June 1, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

S2319

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: March 6, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

S2455

Title: Weapons

Description: Limits the issuance 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: March 6, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

S2456

Title: Weapons

Description: Provides that applicants for gun permits submit to national records check including fingerprinting by FBI.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 6, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

S2492

Title: Extreme Risk Protection Orders -- Criminal Offenses -- Weapons

Description: Authorizes the supreme court to issue "extreme risk protections orders" requiring the surrender of all firearms from persons determined to be capable of causing personal injury.

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: June 1, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

S2493

Title: Weapons

Description: Restricts possession and sale of new assault weapons. Limits magazine capacity to 10 rounds or less. Grandfathers current possession/ownership.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 6, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

S2606

Title: Weapons

Description: Defines imitation firearm and provide that it is unlawful for any person to change, alter, remove, or obliterate any coloration or markings in any way that makes the imitation firearm look to be an operable firearm. Violation is a misdemeanor.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 6, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

S2615

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.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 6, 2018

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S2692

Title: Domestic Assault

Description: Clarifies the procedures for seeking a protective order from district or family court and the requirements of the surrender of any firearms. Repeals outdated family court form for complaints for protection from abuse.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 20, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

S2774

Title: Relating To Education

Description: Establishes the safe school program which provides a revenue source for various safety provisions designed to make schools safer.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: May 23, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

S2796

Title: Relating To Education

Description: Establishes the safe school program which provides a revenue source for various safety provisions designed to make schools safer.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: May 23, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

S2797

Title: Weapons

Description: Increases the lawful age to purchase a rifle/shotgun to from 18 years of age to 21 years of age. Also requires a person complete a basic rifle/shotgun safety course before they can legally purchase a rifle/shotgun.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: April 5, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

S2822

Title: Weapons

Description: Repeals the statute providing state preemption of laws pertaining to the ownership, possession, transportation, and sale of firearms and ammunitions.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: April 12, 2018

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