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24 total bills, 13 anti-gun bills,
3 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: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: January 30, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

H7075

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: Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 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: Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 11, 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Last Action: Withdrawn at sponsor's request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: Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 14, 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: Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 14, 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: Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 14, 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: Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 14, 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: Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 15, 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: Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 15, 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: Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 15, 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: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 23, 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: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 23, 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: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 23, 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: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 23, 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: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 1, 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: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 1, 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: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 1, 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: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 1, 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: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 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: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 15, 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: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 15, 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: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 15, 2018

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