Rhode Island Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for Rhode Island Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact Rhode Island gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to Rhode Island can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

Rhode Island State Constitution

"The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"In the words of the Father of his Country, we declare that "the basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and alter their constitutions of government; but that the constitution which at any time exists, till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all."

"The citizens have a right in a peaceable manner to assembly for their common good, and to apply to those invested with the powers of government, for redress of grievances, or for other purposes, by petition, address, or remonstrance. No law abridging the freedom of speech shall be enacted."

Rhode Island Gun Laws

Rhode Island Hunting Rules & Regulations

Rhode Island Hunting Frequently Asked Questions (Source: Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management)
Rhode Island Hunting Regulations (Source: Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management)
Rhode Island Hunting License, Stamp, & Permit Fees (Source: Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management)
RI DEM Hunting & Fishing Licensing System (Source: Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management)
Rhode Island Hunter Education Program (Source: Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management)

Rhode Island Shooting Ranges

Rhode Island DEM Great Swamp Shooting Range (Source: Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management)
NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NSSF's WhereToShoot.org)
NRA-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NRA.org)
All Shooting Ranges (Source: RangeListings.com)

Rhode Island Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

IDPA Clubs (Source: IDPA.com)
IDPA Matches (Source: IDPA.com)
USPSA Clubs (Source: USPSA.org)
USPSA Matches (Source: USPSA.org)
USA Shooting Clubs (Source: USAShooting.org)
USA Shooting Matches (Source: USAShooting.org)
4-H Shooting Sports State Contacts (Source: 4-HShootingSports.org)

Rhode Island NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Rhode Island State Firearm & Hunting Associations

Rhode Island Gun Shows and FFLs

Rhode Island Gun & Knife Shows (Source: GunShows-USA.com)
Rhode Island Gun Shows (Source: GunShowTrader.com)
Rhode Island FFL Holders (Source: FFLGunDealers.net)
NICS Firearm Checks by State (Source: FBI.gov)
Rhode Island Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS (Source: FixNICS.org)

Rhode Island's Yearly Ranking in "Best Gun-Friendly States" by Guns & Ammo Magazine

Rhode Island Elected Public Officials

Congressional (Source: VoteSmart.org)
Gubernatorial (Source: VoteSmart.org)
State Legislature (Source: VoteSmart.org)
Statewide Officials (Source: VoteSmart.org)
NRA's Ranking of Utah Public Officials (Source: NRA-PVF.org)

Rhode Island Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings