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 Purchase||No||Yes|
|State Preemption of Local Restrictions||Yes||Yes|
(often encompasses the open carry permit)
Rhode Island does not honor the permits of any other states.
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont