Title 11
Criminal Offenses

Chapter 47

R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-47-31

§ 11-47-31. Sale, transfer or delivery of ammunition to minors.

(a) It shall be unlawful within this state for any person to sell, transfer, give, convey, or cause to be sold, transferred, given or conveyed any ammunition, including any priming charge of powder, propelling charge of powder, or any form of missile or projectile to be ejected from a firearm to any person under eighteen (18) years of age when the person knows or has reason to know that the recipient is under eighteen (18) years of age, except for the limited purposes set forth in §§ 11-47-33 and 11-47-34 [repealed] and with the prior approval or consent of the parent or legal guardian of the minor.

(b) Every person violating this section shall be punished, upon conviction, by imprisonment for a term not to exceed ten (10) years. The prohibitions of this section shall not apply to any federally and state licensed retail dealer who makes reasonable efforts to verify a purchaser’s age and shall not apply to the sale of ammunition for an air rifle, air pistol, “blank gun” or “BB gun.”

History of Section.
G.L. 1938, ch. 404, § 22; P.L. 1950, ch. 2452, § 4; G.L. 1956, § 11-47-25; G.L. 1956, § 11-47-31; P.L. 1959, ch. 75, § 1; P.L. 1975, ch. 278, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 389, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 158, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 285, § 1.