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    For the Rhode Island members here at DC I have a question,how difficult is it to obtain a CCW there? Is it more difficult for a resident than a nonresident to get one? Would it help if the applicant has a carry permits from two other states?


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    From what I hear it is impossible to get one if Your a non-res. I'm not sure if You are a resident.

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    Issuing Authority:
    The issuing authority is the local chief of police or the state attorney general.

    NICS/Background Check:
    The Attorney General then checks the applicant’s background with state, local and federal law enforcement databases. The Attorney General may also check Court records and other sources for pending criminal cases, restraining orders and/or discrepancies in the applicant’s background, including prior history of mental illness.

    Permit Valid For:
    Four (4) years from date of issue

    Permit Issued Timeline:

    Cost:
    A fee of forty dollars ($40.00) shall be charged and shall be paid for each license or permit to the licensing authority issuing the same. CHECK OR MONEY ORDER must be presented when picking up permit. DO NOT SEND A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER WITH YOUR APPLICATION

    Requirements:
    1. Twenty-one (21) years of age or over
    2. A proper showing of need. This statute requires the Attorney General to deny a pistol permit to all persons who do not demonstrate a proper showing of need to carry a pistol or revolver on their person. If an individual is able to demonstrate a proper showing of need, the Attorney General then has discretion to issue or deny a pistol permit.
    3. Training Requirements - No person shall be issued a license or permit to carry a pistol or revolver concealed upon his or her person until he or she has presented certification as prescribed in § 11-47-16 that he or she has qualified with a pistol or revolver of a caliber equal to or larger than the one he or she intends to carry, that qualification to consist of firing a score of 195 or better out of a possible score of 300 with thirty (30) consecutive rounds at a distance of twenty-five (25) yards on the army "L" target, firing "slow" fire. The "slow" fire course shall allow ten (10) minutes for the firing of each of three (3) ten (10) shot strings.
    4. The application must be NOTARIZED and MUST BE SIGNED OR STAMPED by the local Police Chief or a city hall official in the city or town of the applicant’s residence.
    5. Submit everything to the Attorney General at 150 South Main Street, Providence, Rhode Island

    Required Documents:
    1. Official application form must be filled out completely by the applicant.
    2. Two (2) (1” X 1”) pictures of the applicant taken without headgear or glasses. This photo must be a clear picture of the head and face. Please PRINT applicant’s name on the back of each picture. NO laminated photos will be accepted.
    3. Two types of positive identification must be submitted, photocopied, signed and dated by a Notary Public, attesting to be true copies.
    4. All new pistol permits issued from this office must have a full set of applicant’s fingerprints submitted on a FBI FINGERPRINT APPLICANT CARD [FD-258 (Rev. 12-29-82)] included with be application. Fingerprint card must be signed by applicant. This is not necessary for a renewal application.
    5. Proof of qualification before a certified weapons instructor; i.e., N.R.A. Instructor or Police range instructor must be supplied. Along with a copy of the instructor’s NRA/FBI firearms instructor’s certification.
    6. All NON-RESIDENT APPLICANTS must include a copy of the their home state permit.
    7. If the permit is to be used for employment, a TYPE letter of explanation must be submitted on your employer’s letterhead and included with the application. If the permit is not for employment, a typed letter must be submitted by the applicant stating the reasons why a permit is needed on a full time basis. All letters must be dated. We will not accept a photocopy of any signature. Retired Police Officers applying under 11-47-18 must submit a letter of verification from the Chief of Police of the department which they retired from stating that they have completed 20 years of GOOD service.
    To get a permit to carry you need to prove that you need to carry ;
    "1. Has the applicant demonstrated a specific articulable risk to life, limb or property? If so, has the applicant
    demonstrated how a pistol permit will decrease the risk?
    2. Can the applicant readily alter his or her conduct, or undertake reasonable measures other than carrying a
    loaded firearm, to decrease the danger to life, limb or property?
    3. Are there means of protection available to the applicant other than the possession of a loaded firearm that
    will alleviate the risk to his or her person or property?"


    You do not need a permit to purchase a handgun.

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    The Attorney General is may issue, and the town/city police chiefs are shall issue. However many chiefs in RI refuse to follow the law. It would help to use the city/town where you have friends/relatives or are conducting business to apply. I do not have any first hand information of nonresidents applying and which town follows the law. More info can be found at Citizens Rights Action League Rhode Island.


    TITLE 11
    Criminal Offenses
    CHAPTER 11-47
    Weapons
    SECTION 11-47-11


    § 11-47-11 License or permit to carry concealed pistol or revolver. – (a) The licensing authorities of any city or town shall, upon application of any person twenty-one (21) years of age or over having a bona fide residence or place of business within the city or town, or of any person twenty-one (21) years of age or over having a bona fide residence within the United States and a license or permit to carry a pistol or revolver concealed upon his or her person issued by the authorities of any other state or subdivision of the United States, issue a license or permit to the person to carry concealed upon his or her person a pistol or revolver everywhere within this state for four (4) years from date of issue, if it appears that the applicant has good reason to fear an injury to his or her person or property or has any other proper reason for carrying a pistol or revolver, and that he or she is a suitable person to be so licensed. The license or permit shall be in triplicate in form to be prescribed by the attorney general and shall bear the fingerprint, photograph, name, address, description, and signature of the licensee and the reason given for desiring a license or permit and in no case shall it contain the serial number of any firearm. The original shall be delivered to the licensee. Any member of the licensing authority, its agents, servants, and employees shall be immune from suit in any action, civil or criminal, based upon any official act or decision, performed or made in good faith in issuing a license or permit under this chapter.

    (b) Notwithstanding any other chapter or section of the general laws of the state of Rhode Island, the licensing authority of any city or town shall not provide or release to any individual, firm, association or corporation the name, address, or date of birth of any person who has held or currently holds a license or permit to carry a concealed pistol or revolver. This section shall not be construed to prohibit the release of any statistical data of a general nature relative to age, gender and racial or ethnic background nor shall it be construed to prevent the release of information to parties involved in any prosecution of § 11-47-8 or in response to a lawful subpoena in any criminal or civil action which the person is a party to that action.

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    When I first applied for a resident CCW permit (1995), I already had a C&R FFL, and included that in my reasons for "needing" a CCW. My application was approved and has been renewed every 4 years. I have since become certified by the NRA in Basic Pistol, and include that information as well. I believe it helps to demonstrate that you are more than just a "casual" shooter.
    I have heard that non-resident permits are impossible to obtain in RI, unless they are business-related.
    A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerswann View Post
    The Attorney General is may issue, and the town/city police chiefs are shall issue. However many chiefs in RI refuse to follow the law. It would help to use the city/town where you have friends/relatives or are conducting business to apply. I do not have any first hand information of nonresidents applying and which town follows the law. More info can be found at Citizens Rights Action League Rhode Island.


    TITLE 11
    Criminal Offenses
    CHAPTER 11-47
    Weapons
    SECTION 11-47-11


    § 11-47-11 License or permit to carry concealed pistol or revolver. – (a) The licensing authorities of any city or town shall, upon application of any person twenty-one (21) years of age or over having a bona fide residence or place of business within the city or town, or of any person twenty-one (21) years of age or over having a bona fide residence within the United States and a license or permit to carry a pistol or revolver concealed upon his or her person issued by the authorities of any other state or subdivision of the United States, issue a license or permit to the person to carry concealed upon his or her person a pistol or revolver everywhere within this state for four (4) years from date of issue, if it appears that the applicant has good reason to fear an injury to his or her person or property or has any other proper reason for carrying a pistol or revolver, and that he or she is a suitable person to be so licensed. The license or permit shall be in triplicate in form to be prescribed by the attorney general and shall bear the fingerprint, photograph, name, address, description, and signature of the licensee and the reason given for desiring a license or permit and in no case shall it contain the serial number of any firearm. The original shall be delivered to the licensee. Any member of the licensing authority, its agents, servants, and employees shall be immune from suit in any action, civil or criminal, based upon any official act or decision, performed or made in good faith in issuing a license or permit under this chapter.

    (b) Notwithstanding any other chapter or section of the general laws of the state of Rhode Island, the licensing authority of any city or town shall not provide or release to any individual, firm, association or corporation the name, address, or date of birth of any person who has held or currently holds a license or permit to carry a concealed pistol or revolver. This section shall not be construed to prohibit the release of any statistical data of a general nature relative to age, gender and racial or ethnic background nor shall it be construed to prevent the release of information to parties involved in any prosecution of § 11-47-8 or in response to a lawful subpoena in any criminal or civil action which the person is a party to that action.
    Although it says it "SHALL ISSUE" it also says "if it appears that the applicant has good reason to fear an injury to his or her person or property or has any other proper reason for carrying a pistol or revolver, and that he or she is a suitable person to be so licensed." So unless you can demonstrate a "good reason", the SHALL is a moot point. Weasel words to get around the "SHALL".

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    I still miss the clamcakes, but I'm glad I moved at 18. Florida CCP holder, and NC Resident permit in process ;)

    Go Sox.
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    Does anyone know if RI ever gave out a non-res permit ?.

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    Wow, another state that is actually worse than Mass. when it comes to carry permits.

    The list grows, almost ready to declare Mass. "gun friendly"--- NOT!
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