Title 11
Criminal Offenses

Chapter 47

R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-47-50

§ 11-47-50. Firing without landowner’s permission — Firing in compact area.

(a) Every person, not being at the time under military duty, who shall discharge any firearm, “BB gun”, or other contrivance arranged to discharge shot, bullets, arrows, darts, or other missiles within the compact part of any city or town, or who shall discharge a firearm or other contrivance elsewhere, except upon land owned or occupied by him or her or by permission of the owner or occupant of the land on or into which he or she may shoot, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be subject to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500), or one year in prison, or both; provided, that any city or town may by ordinance permit the discharge on non-posted land.

(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to the owner of land who uses, or who gives permission to another to use without charge, a recurve, compound or longbow, provided that they are not used within two hundred fifty feet (250′) of a dwelling house.

History of Section.
G.L. 1896, ch. 110, § 3; G.L. 1909, ch. 134, § 3; G.L. 1923, ch. 177, § 3; G.L. 1938, ch. 406, § 3; P.L. 1954, ch. 3280, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 11-47-40; G.L. 1956, § 11-47-50; P.L. 1959, ch. 75, § 1; P.L. 1975, ch. 278, § 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 333, § 1.