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Summary of Rhode Island Gun Laws

Rhode Island is a shall-issue state by state law but the attorney general “may-issue” licenses as well. Licenses to carry concealed weapons are issued at the local level by the police chief or by the attorney general.

Under Rhode Island law, local law enforcement “shall-issue” licenses to eligible applicants “if it appears” that the applicant is “a suitable person to be licensed” and either “has good reason to fear an injury to his or her person or property” or has any other “proper reason” for carrying a handgun.

The Rhode Island attorney general also “may-issue” a license to carry a handgun, “concealed or not,” to a person age 21 or older who makes a “proper showing of need” for the license and has certification of his or her ability to use the handgun. The attorney-general-issued license, unlike that issued by local authorities, can also be granted to undocumented persons.

In order to purchase a handgun, a buyer must have a Rhode Island License to Carry Concealed Weapons (LCCW) or obtain a “blue card” from the RI Department of Environmental Management. A background check is required to buy a handgun from a private individual. The background check is obtained through the state police or local chief of police. Firearms registration is not required in Rhode Island.

Open carry is only legal in Rhode Island with a Rhode Island LCCW issued by the attorney general. LCCWs issued by local authorities are for concealed carry only. Concealed carry is also legal only with a Rhode Island LCCW. However, applicants can obtain a concealed handgun license by applying either to local licensing authorities or to the attorney general. The processes for each are similar. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and are required to explain why they need a firearm and how it will remedy their problem and must provide three notarized references. A firearms training course that includes a live-firing test is required. Non-residents that have a permit from their home state may apply for a LCCW through local law enforcement. The attorney general may issue LCCWs to non-residents without permits from their home state. Some areas are off-limits even with a LCCW, including state parks and federal buildings. In terms of reciprocity, Rhode Island does not honor permits from any other states.

Self-Defense

Rhode Island is a Castle Doctrine state. Rhode Island law states the owner, tenant or occupier of a place has no duty to retreat and can engage a threat with reasonable means of self-defense.

It is presumed as a matter of law in any civil or criminal proceeding that the owner, tenant or occupier of a place where a criminal offense was committed acted by reasonable means in self-defense and in the reasonable belief that the person engaged in the criminal offense was about to inflict great bodily harm or death upon that person or any other individual lawfully in the place where the criminal offense was committed. There shall be no duty on the part of an owner, tenant or occupier to retreat from any person engaged in the commission of any criminal offense enumerated in §§ 11-8-2 – 11-8-6, which includes:

  • Breaking or entering a dwelling house, apartment, building or garage; or
  • Intent to commit murder, sexual assault, robbery, arson or larceny.

[R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 11-8-8]

 

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Rhode Island Gun Laws at a Glance

Carry Basics
MAGAZINE LIMITS FOR HANDGUNS?
Does Rhode Island have magazine capacity restrictions for handguns?

Yes. Gov. Daniel McKee signed into law a magazine restriction of no more than 10 rounds. The law went into effect on July 1, 2022. 

The new law limiting magazine size gives current owners of high-capacity magazines six months to modify them, surrender them to police or transfer them to people in states where they are legal. After that, anyone still in possession of an outlawed magazine could face up to five years in prison or a fine of up to $5,000

Gun Permit Licensure?
If Rhode Island requires a license to carry a concealed firearm, how are those licenses issued?

Rhode Island is a shall-issue/may-issue hybrid state.

Tasers or Stun Guns?
Is it legal to own a taser or stun gun in Rhode Island?

Stun devices/electric weapons are illegal.

[R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 11-47-42]

Minimum Age for Concealed Carry?
What is the minimum age in Rhode Island to get a concealed carry license?

The minimum age to concealed carry in Rhode Island is 21 years old.

Chemical Spray/Pepper Spray?
Is it legal to buy or use chemical spray/pepper spray in Rhode Island?

Yes, any person 18 years of age or over may carry and use, unless otherwise prohibited by law, any non-lethal noxious substance or liquid for his or her protection or the protection of others; however, the use of any non-lethal noxious substance or liquid for any other purpose shall be punishable by a fine of not more than twenty-five dollars.

[R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 11-47-57]

Weapons Other Than Handguns Allowed?
Can you concealed carry weapons other than handguns in Rhode Island with a concealed carry license (or under permitless carry if applicable)?

A concealed carry license in Rhode Island does not allow you to carry weapons other than handguns.

Constitutional Carry?
Does Rhode Island allow constitutional carry?

No. Rhode Island does not allow constitutional carry.

Open Carry Permitted?
Is open carry permitted in Rhode Island?

Yes, however, only with a RI LCCW issued by the attorney general. A person may open carry without a license in their place of residence, place of business and on land they own.

AMMUNITION RESTRICTIONS?
Does Rhode Island have ammunition restrictions?
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Carry Locations
CARRY AT ROADSIDE REST AREAS?
Can you carry a concealed firearm at roadside rest areas in Rhode Island?

Yes, with a RI LCCW only.

CARRY IN STATE/NATIONAL PARKS, STATE/NATIONAL FORESTS AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS (WMAS)?
Can you carry a concealed firearm in state/national parks, state/national forests and Wildlife Management Areas in Rhode Island?

No. Concealed carry is not allowed in state/national parks, state/national forests and wildlife management areas in Rhode Island.

[250-RICR-100-00-1.17]

CARRY IN BARS/RESTAURANTS THAT SERVE ALCOHOL?
Can you carry a concealed firearm in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol in Rhode Island?

Yes, with a RI LCCW only, unless posted and provided you are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

[R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 11-47-52]

CARRY/POSSESS AT A HOTEL?
Can you carry or possess a firearm on hotel property in Rhode Island?

An innkeeper may remove or cause to be removed a guest or other person who the innkeeper has direct knowledge has brought property into the hotel that may be dangerous to other persons, such as firearms or explosives. The individual hotel should be contacted to inquire about it's concealed carry policy. See the Handguns at Hotels page for additional information.

[R.I. Gen Laws Ann. § 5-14-4(a)(4)]

STORE IN A VEHICLE IN AN EMPLOYEE PARKING LOT?
Does Rhode Island have laws relating to storing firearms in private vehicles in an employee parking lot?

Not addressed in Rhode Island state law.

CARRY IN VEHICLE?
Can you carry a concealed handgun in a vehicle in Rhode Island?

Yes, with any valid state or U.S. territory concealed carry permit, provided you are merely transporting the firearm through the state in a vehicle or other conveyance without any intent to remain within the state of Rhode Island. Without a valid permit, a firearm must be unloaded and neither the firearm nor any ammunition can be readily accessible from the passenger compartment. In vehicles without a trunk, the firearm or ammunition must be in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console.

[R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 11-47-8]

Key State Laws
NON-RESIDENT PERMITTING?
Does Rhode Island issue concealed carry licenses to non-residents?

Yes, if you have a valid CCW license from your home state. The Attorney General may issue licenses to non-residents without CCW permits from their home state.

PUBLIC ACCESS TO CONCEALED CARRY REGISTRY?
Does Rhode Island allow the public to access concealed carry registry information through public records law?

No. Rhode Island does not allow the public to access concealed carry registry information.

Duty to Inform Officer You're Carrying?
Do you have a duty to inform a police officer that you're carrying a concealed firearm in Rhode Island?

There is no duty to inform a law enforcement officer that you're carrying a concealed firearm in Rhode Island.

[R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 11-47-27]

DRIVER'S LICENSE LINKED TO Carry License?
Is my Rhode Island driver’s license linked to my Rhode Island carry license?

No. Your Rhode Island driver’s license is not linked to your Rhode Island carry license. Therefore, a law enforcement officer (LEO) will not be notified that you are a concealed carry license holder immediately when they run your driver’s license. However, LEOs have access to this information by entering your name and date of birth.

"No Weapons Allowed" Signs Enforced?
Are "No Weapons Allowed" signs enforced in Rhode Island? If yes, violating the sign would be considered to be a crime. If no, violating the sign would not be considered a criminal offense.

No. Not mentioned in state statutes.

Preemption?
Does Rhode Island have preemption laws related to concealed carry (i.e. Does state law supersede local laws regarding the possession of handguns)?

Yes, the state has preemption of firearms laws in Rhode Island, except local governments are allowed to pass ordinances to protect the public safety. 

[RI Genl Laws § 11-47-58]

Red Flag Law?
Does Rhode Island have a red flag law?

Rhode Island has a red flag law. A law enforcement agency may file a petition that shall enjoin the respondent from having in his or her possession, custody or control any firearms and shall further enjoin the respondent from purchasing, receiving, or attempting to purchase or receive, any firearms while the order is in effect.

[R.I. Gen. Laws § 8-8.3-3]

Brandishing?
Does Rhode Island state law define brandishing?

No definition of brandishing was found in Rhode Island law.However, a person commits disorderly conduct if he or she intentionally, knowingly or recklessly engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior.

[R.I. Gen Laws § 11-45-1]

Carry While Using Alcohol or Drugs?
Does Rhode Island have laws regarding carrying a concealed firearm while using alcohol or drugs?

Not while intoxicated or under the influence of intoxicating liquor or narcotic drugs.

[R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-47-52]

As a responsibly armed American, regardless of the laws in your state, it is unwise to carry while under the influence of any substance that could impair your judgement, slow your reaction times or impact your decision-making abilities. Any decision you make while carrying a firearm could have life-altering consequences.

Handgun Purchase & Possession
PURCHASE PERMITS?
Is a permit required to purchase a handgun in Rhode Island?

All purchasers of handguns must either have a RI LCCW or complete and pass a minimum two-hour basic handgun safety course administered by the RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM), at which time they will receive a DEM-issued safety certificate. A person must be at least 21 years of age to purchase a handgun in Rhode Island.

BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR PRIVATE GUN SALES? EXCEPTIONS?
Are background checks required for private gun sales in Rhode Island? Are there exceptions?

Yes. Rhode Island requires both licensed dealers and private unlicensed sellers to conduct background checks through the state police or local chief of police. All prospective firearms purchasers in Rhode Island must complete and sign an application form which the seller is required to send to the state police or local chief of police for the background check. The police authority has seven days to verify that the applicant’s background meets state requirements.

Exemptions include the following:

  • Rhode Island License to Carry Concealed Weapons holders
  • Full-time members of the state police, state marshal's office, city and town police departments and correctional officers

[R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-47-35.1]

RHODE ISLAND LICENSE EXEMPTS FROM BACKGROUND CHECK?
Does my current Rhode Island concealed carry license exempt me from needing a background check when I purchase a firearm?

No.

WAITING PERIOD?
Is there a waiting period after purchasing a handgun in Rhode Island?

Yes. There is a 7-day waiting period.

HANDGUN REGISTRATION?
Do handguns need to be registered in Rhode Island?

No. Handguns in Rhode Island do not need to be registered.

MINIMUM AGE TO POSSESS AND TRANSPORT?
What is the minimum age to possess and transport a handgun in Rhode Island?

The minimum age to possess and transport a handgun in Rhode Island is 18 years.

[R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 11-47-33]

POSSESS A HANDGUN ON MY PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHOUT A LICENSE?
Can I possess/carry a handgun in my home without a license?

Yes. A License to Carry Firearms is not required for anyone legally entitled to carry a firearm in the person’s dwelling house or place of business or on land possessed by him or her.

[R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-47-8(a)]

Handgun Purchase Process

To purchase a handgun in Rhode Island, you must first possess a Rhode Island Hunter Education Course Card (also known as an Orange Card) or Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) Pistol/Revolver Safety Certificate (also known as a Blue Card). A Blue Card certifies that you have completed the state’s required handgun safety exam. The 50 question exam, which contains both true/false and multiple choice questions, can be completed at any RIDEM-approved firearms dealer or sporting club in the state or at the RIDEM Headquarters in Providence. There is no fee to take the exam. A study booklet can be obtained by calling the RIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife at (401) 789-0281 or emailing them at DEM.DFW@dem.ri.gov. To pass, you must score at least an 80 percent. After achieving a passing score, your Blue Card will arrive by mail.

Active military personnel may waive the handgun safety exam requirement and obtain a Blue Card by presenting their Military ID at either the RIDEM Division of Fish & Wildlife Great Swamp Field Headquarters or RIDEM Headquarters at 235 Promenade Street, Providence, Rhode Island.

When purchasing your handgun, whether through a private transaction or through a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL), you will need to complete a Purchase of a Pistol or Revolver Application Form. There is a 7-day waiting period after filing this form with the State Police, during which a background check in completed. If you are approved, you may pick up your firearm after the waiting period has passed.

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STATE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION

The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." ARTICLE 1, § 22

Rhode Island Concealed Carry Reciprocity With Other States

Which states' permits does Rhode Island honor?

Rhode Island does not honor permits/licenses from other states.


Other States' Reciprocity With Rhode Island

Which states honor permits from Rhode Island?

Alabama (permitless carry, at least 19 years old)

Arkansas (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Idaho (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Indiana (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Minnesota

Montana (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

New Hampshire (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

North Carolina

North Dakota (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

South Dakota (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Vermont (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Virginia

Wisconsin

Note: Firearms must be carried in accordance with the laws of the state you are visiting. Be sure to check the laws of the other state before traveling there with your firearms.


States That Have Restricted Reciprocity with Rhode Island

Rhode Island offers resident and non-resident licenses. If indicated with “Resident only” below, that state only honors Rhode Island resident licenses (and not those issued to non-residents).

Alaska (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Arizona (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Florida (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Georgia (Permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Iowa (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Kansas (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Kentucky (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Louisiana (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Maine (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Michigan (at least 21 years old and resident permits only)

Mississippi (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Missouri (permitless carry, at least 19 years old 18 for military)

Nebraska (Permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Ohio (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Oklahoma (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

South Carolina (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Tennessee (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Texas (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Utah (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

West Virginia (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Wyoming (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)


Permitless Carry States

Alabama (permitless carry, at least 19 years old)

Alaska (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Arizona (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Arkansas (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Florida (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Georgia (Permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Idaho (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Indiana (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Iowa (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Kansas (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Kentucky (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Louisiana (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Maine (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Mississippi (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Missouri (permitless carry, at least 19 years old 18 for military)

Montana (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Nebraska (Permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

New Hampshire (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

North Dakota (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Ohio (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Oklahoma (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

South Carolina (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

South Dakota (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Tennessee (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

Texas (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Utah (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Vermont (permitless carry, at least 18 years old)

West Virginia (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

Wyoming (permitless carry, at least 21 years old)

*PC-18 = permitless carry if at least 18 years old

*PC-21 = permitless carry if at least 21 years old

Permitless carry includes constitutional carry states as well as states where an individual must meet certain qualifications, e.g., no DUIs in the last 10 years, in order to legally carry (Tennessee). Each state determines the requirements and any limitations on the carry of firearms. Check each state’s page for more information and any restrictions that may apply.


Rhode Island Concealed Carry License Information

Fees:

Initial License and Renewals $40

Valid For:

4 years

Residency Changes:

Moving to Rhode Island and interested in applying for a resident license? How soon can you apply?Rhode Island issues licenses to residents, individuals with businesses in the state and permit holders from other states. The Attorney General can also issue licenses to non-residents without concealed carry permits from their home state. In order to apply for a resident license, you may need to provide a Rhode Island driver's license or state ID.

Moving from Rhode Island and have a Rhode Island resident license? Does that license transfer to your new state? Is there a grace period during which your Rhode Island license remains valid?If a person with a Rhode Island resident license to carry concealed weapons establishes residency in another state, the license may be valid until it expires. Contact your issuing authority for details.

Application:
Requirements:

An applicant must:

  • Be at least 21 years old;
  • Have a residence or place of business within the town in which the application is submitted. Or have a residence within the United States and a CCW permit/license issued by the authorities of any other state or subdivision of the United States;
  • The Attorney General can also issue licenses to non-residents without concealed carry permits from their home state;
  • Provide proof of qualification before a certified weapons instructor within one year of application; 
  • Have a good reason to fear an injury to his or her person or property or have any other proper reason to be licensed;
  • Be a suitable person to be so licensed;
  • Not be prohibited from having a firearm by any state or federal law or court order; and
  • Meet federal law requirements.

*Consult with an attorney if you have any questions about your eligibility. If you don’t have an attorney, you can find one by contacting the State Bar of Rhode Island.

Processing Time:

90 days

Non-Resident Concealed Carry Licenses:

Non-resident licenses processed by local authorities are granted with a valid CCW from another state. Licenses may be issued by the Attorney General to non-residents without CCW permits from their home state. Non-residents use the same process as residents.

Name/Address Changes:

Contact your local issuing authority or the attorney general's office.

Lost/Stolen Licenses:

Contact your local issuing authority or the attorney general's office.


Rhode Island Concealed Carry License Application Process

How to Apply for a Rhode Island Concealed Carry License


Firearms Training Requirements in Rhode Island

Rhode Island requires concealed handgun license applicants to certify that they are qualified to use a handgun of a caliber equal to or greater than the caliber of handgun they intend to carry. The applicant is required to obtain a score of 195 or better out of a possible score of 300, with 30 consecutive rounds at a distance of 25 yards on any army “L” target firing “slow” fire.

The range officers of the Rhode Island state police or any city or town police department maintaining a regular and continuing firearms training program, a pistol instructor certified by the National Rifle Association and/or the United States Revolver Association, or any other qualified persons that the attorney general may designate are authorized to certify the qualification.

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Rhode Island Concealed Carry License Renewal Process

How to Renew a Rhode Island Concealed Carry License


Law Enforcement Officers (LEO)/Retired LEOs

Law enforcement officers (LEOs) and Retired LEOs (RLEOs) may choose to carry under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA), often referred to as HR 218. Under 18 U.S. Code §§ 926B & 926C, qualified LEOs and qualified retired LEOs, or those separated from service in good standing, can carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction in the United States, regardless of state or local laws, with some exceptions. For details check out our Federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) page.

Per RI General Law § 11-47-18:

(b) All state police officers and permanent members of city and town police forces of this state who have retired in good standing after at least 20 years of service, or retired in good standing due to a physical disability other than a psychological impairment, may be issued a license or permit by the attorney general subject to the provisions of §§ 11-47-12 and 11-47-15. The term “in good standing” means that at the time of retirement, the police officer was not facing disciplinary action that could have resulted in his or her termination for misconduct or unfitness for office. Any member of the licensing authority, and its agents, servants and employees shall be immune from suit in any action, civil or criminal, based upon any official act or decision, performed or made in good faith in issuing a license or permit under this chapter.

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Rhode Island Location Restrictions

WHERE CAN I CARRY A CONCEALED FIREARM IN RHODE ISLAND?
  • Carry in bars/restaurants that serve alcohol? Yes.
  • Carry in my vehicle without a permit/license? No.
  • Carry in roadside rest areas? Yes.
  • Carry in state/national parks, state/national forests and WMAs? No.
  • Carry in places of worship? There is no state statute prohibiting concealed carry in places of worship. However, since places of worship are private property, they may post signs prohibiting firearms.
WHERE CAN'T I CARRY A CONCEALED FIREARM IN RHODE ISLAND?
Places off-limits even with a permit/license
  • The property of a public or private elementary or secondary school or in those portions of any building, stadium, or other structure on school grounds which are being used for an activity sponsored by or through a school in this state or while riding school provided transportation (except unloaded firearms in locked containers or a locked rack in a motor vehicle) [11 R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 11-47-60];
  • State/national parks, WMAs and state/national forests [250-RICR-100-00-1.17];
  • Any place if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs [11 R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 11-47-52];
  • Secured areas in airports; and
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by federal law or state law or regulation.

FAQ: Rhode Island Concealed Carry Questions

WHAT ARE THE KNIFE LAWS IN RHODE ISLAND?

It is legal to own any type of knife in Rhode Island as long as you do not intend to use the knife against another person. It is illegal to wear or carry a concealed dirk, dagger, any stabbing knife, Bowie knife, stiletto, sword cane or any knife with a blade longer than 3 inches in length. Schools are weapon-free zones. 

[11 R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. §§ 11-47-42 and 11-47-60.2]

WEAR A COVID MASK & CARRY?
I can legally carry a concealed firearm in Rhode Island, but can I wear a COVID 19 protective mask while carrying concealed?

There is no known statute in Rhode Island making it illegal to wear a COVID mask while carrying concealed.

CARRY WHILE GUN HUNTING?
Can you concealed carry while shotgun/rifle hunting in Rhode Island?

No. No person shall use, or have in his or her possession, while hunting for deer, pistols, guns, or other firearms, etc.

[R.I. Gen. Laws § 20-15-5]

CARRY WHILE BOW HUNTING?
Can you concealed carry while bow hunting in Rhode Island?

No. Only one firearm or bow may be possessed in the field per individual hunter while hunting deer. 

[2019 RI Hunting and Trapping Regs Guide]

HUNTER HARASSMENT LAW?
Is there a Hunter Harassment Law in Rhode Island?

Yes. No person shall obstruct or interfere with the lawful taking of wildlife by another person at the location where the activity is taking place with intent to prevent the lawful taking. 

[R.I. Gen. Laws § 20-13-16]


Rhode Island Gun Laws Updates

2021-07-12
Added info on school property ban in location restrictions per signing of SB 73
2021-05-19
Added info on driver's license link to permit in At A Glance table
2021-02-26
Updated the vehicle carry section in the At A Glance table
2021-02-26
Updated the permit application links in the Permit Info, Application and Renewal sections

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