Title 11
Criminal Offenses

Chapter 47

R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-47-64

§ 11-47-64. Sale of ammunition.

(a) For the purposes of this section “ammunition” means a loaded cartridge, consisting of a primed case, propellant or projectile, designed for use in any firearm as defined in § 11-47-2.

(b) No person, firm or corporation shall sell ammunition to any person unless such person is twenty-one (21) years of age or older and, after December 31, 2022, holds a valid pistol/revolver safety certificate or Rhode Island hunter education course card issued by the department of environmental management.

(c) The provisions of subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to full-time members of the state police, full-time members of the state marshal’s office, full-time members of city or town police departments, or state marshals or correctional officers, persons serving on active duty as a member of the United States armed forces or organized reserves or National Guard, or persons licensed to carry a firearm pursuant to § 11-47-11 or § 11-47-18.

(d) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a felony and may be punished by up to five (5) years imprisonment and/or a five thousand dollar ($5,000) fine.

History of Section.
P.L. 2022, ch. 135, § 2, effective June 21, 2022; P.L. 2022, ch. 136, § 2, effective June 21, 2022.