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Overview for Rhode Island

Rhode Island is one of the tougher states when it comes to firearm regulation. Though it’s nowhere near as strict as New York or California.

Rhode Island has a 7 day waiting period on firearms. If a firearm is stolen it must be reported to police within 24 hours of the owner’s discovery that it’s missing.

It is illegal to possess a sawn off rifle or shotgun.

Permit to PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
Concealed CarryDetails
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsDetails
Firearm RegistrationDetails
Owner LicenseDetails

Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to Purchase No Yes
Open Carry Yes Yes
Concealed Carry No Yes
State Preemption of Local Restrictions Yes Yes
Firearm Registration No No
Owner License No No

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Offical Concealed Carry page for Rhode Island.

Rhode Island honors the permits of

Rhode Island does not honor the permits of any other states.

Rhode Island's permits are honored by

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont

Rhode Island FAQ

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