Rhode Island's Peaceable Journey

Most of the federal FOPA laws are followed by Rhode Island. However, there is no provision for the transportation of riffles. People transporting firearms through Rhode Island must have a valid license in another state. There is no true state wide policy/law on this issue.


RI Gen. Stat. 11–47–8

What is Peaceable Journey?

A nick name for the FOPA law. It is a federal law upheld by most (but not all) states. Peaceable journey allows a gun owner to travel through states where they do not have a license to carry, without fear of being arrested. Most states require the firearm be unloaded, in a locked box, or out of the driver's reach when they are in the vehicle. In some states the drivers must pass through the state without stopping, and in others only short stops are tolerated.

Other Rhode Island firearm laws

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