Rhode Island H 5021 - Relating to Criminal Offenses - Weapons / by Charles Yeganian

Rhode Island H 5021

by Reps. Grace Diaz (D), Scott Slater (D), Carlos Tobon (D), Christopher Blazejewski (D), Shelby Maldonado (D)

LEAP Forward Position: Support


11-47-33. Possession of firearms by minors.

(a) It shall be unlawful within this state for any person under eighteen (18) years of age to possess and use any firearm.

(b) This provision shall not apply to such persons that:

(1) Are in the presence of a parent or guardian or qualified adult at any regular and recognized shooting range or any range where the firearm may lawfully be shot;
(2) Are engaged in lawful hunting activity as provided in
(3) Are participating in competitive or target shooting when accompanied by a parent, guardian or qualified adult; or
4) Are participating in a reserve officer training corps program, ceremonial parade activities in state militia activities or in a basic firearms education program.

(c) When accompanied by a parent, guardian or qualified adult, a person under eighteen (18) years of age may transport a firearm, unloaded and encased in a hard-sided or soft-sided, locked case to and from their home and the range and from the range to another range; or to and from their home when the firearm is being lawfully purchased or being repaired; or to and from all the activities set forth in subsection (b) of this section.