Opinion on 11-47-51

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Opinion on 11-47-51

Postby RImike » Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:10 pm

To my understanding of 11-47-51 you can carry a loaded handgun (if your licensed), but not rifle or shotgun correct?
http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Stat ... -47-51.HTM
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Re: Opinion on 11-47-51

Postby Speedie » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:00 pm

IANAL but that statute as worded only applies to "...in or on any vehicle or conveyance or its attachments". It's not an area of the law that I would care to be the test case for, but I've never found anything in 11-47 that prohibits carry of a rifle or shotgun if you're not in a vehicle, or even an unloaded rifle or shotgun if you're in a vehicle. Pretty sure anyone who tried it would beat the rap, but not the ride and the inevitable lawyer's fees :shock: It would also take the General Assembly zero time to close that loophole were someone inclined to push it.
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Re: Opinion on 11-47-51

Postby newportri » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:47 pm

H5119 will change that and you will not be able to carry a long gun pretty much anywhere with a few exceptìons. Even a CCW permit wonàt do you any good for a long gun..
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