Rhode Island generally prohibits the manufacture, sale, purchase, or possession of a machine gun.1

The Rhode Island Attorney General may, however, issue to any person, firm, or corporation engaged in manufacturing in the state a license or permit to manufacture and sell machine guns and any or all machine gun parts.2

See our Machine Guns and Automatic Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-47-8(a). ⤴︎
  2. R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-47-19. ⤴︎