A seller shall not deliver a rifle or shotgun to the potential purchaser until 7 days after twelve noon of the day following the application, if no disqualifying information has been received from the investigating agency. Completion of a pistol safety course administered by the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and passage of the DEM objective test on handgun safety; or. Antique firearms unsuitable for use and collections of firearms maintained for educational or scientific purposes are exempt from the above regulations. A person must complete a "Purchase of a Shotgun or Rifle Application Form" before any sale of a rifle or shotgun, whether through a licensed dealer or through a private party. The seller must conduct a background check on the potential purchaser through the local police or the superintendent of the State Police. One copy of the form is to be copy of the form is to be kept with the seller and retained for six years; a second copy is given to the law enforcement agency where the sale is taking place for the purposes of conducting the background check; and one copy is sent to the Attorney General. Upon the finding of no disqualifying information, the duplicate and triplicate copies of the form must be destroyed within seven days. This is a forum for posting current local and national news articles. It is unlawful to change, alter, remove or obliterate the name of the maker, model, manufacturer's number or other mark of identification on any firearm. Possession of a firearm with its marks altered shall create a legal presumption that the possessor committed the offense. R.I. GEN. LAWS. § 11-47-62 (2011) Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, it shall be lawful for an owner of a rifle, pistol, silhouette, archery, skeet, trap, black powder, or other similar range to operate the range in excess of the applicable noise or noise pollution, Post information about local gun clubs and places to shoot here. List items that you are looking to give away in here. Post information about RI gun shops and FFL dealers here. A person licensed to carry in another state, provided he is merely transporting the weapon through the state with no intent to detain himself or remain within Rhode Island. Rhode Island: Gun Day Hearing Scheduled in House Committee on Tuesday. Next Tuesday, March 19, upon rise of the House (around 3:30pm) in Room 101, the House Committee on. List items that you are looking to buy here. Help RIFOL by giving a donation in any amount. Rhode Island: House Committee to Consider Governor's Gun Tax Legislation on Thursday. Rhode Island: Anti-gun task force calls for magazine ban, age restrictions. A person must be 18 years old and not be prohibited by state and federal law from possessing a firearm to purchase a rifle or a shotgun. Laws on Purchase, Possession and Carrying of Firearms. List items that you are looking to trade here. This forum will contain a listing and summary of current RI laws.