Rhode Island

Rhode Island is not a traditional open carry state. Open carry is permitted to those with a carry permit from the AG. But at this time, it is our interpretation that it is not permitted for those with police chief issued permits.
Legal Disclaimer We make every effort to provide correct information on this site. However, the legal landscape surrounding open carry is fluid and subject to a myriad of political influences in the various states. Therefore, any and all information you glean from this site should be independently verified!
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State Constitution Article I, Section 22

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

Minimum Age to OC No Statutory Limit
Preemption Complete State Preemption of All Firearm Laws

NOTE: Almost all states allow local regulation of the discharge of firearms

Open Car Carry Firearms may be openly carried in cars only with an AG issued permit or by a person with a permit from ANY other state who is on a journey THROUGH RI.
Private Sales Not Yet Determined
Permit Issued Not Yet Determined
K-12 Carry Not Yet Determined

NOTE: The Federal Gun-Free School Zones Act Restricts Carry to Permit Holders

College Carry Carry Not Statutorily Prohibited

NOTE: Even if Legal, Students May be Subject to Academic Sanctions

Places Off Limits
    Currently Being Researched
State Law
Official Documents
State Organizations
Local Ordinances
Concealed Carry Available at Handgunlaw.us