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Fun Shoot By State Discussion Gate => Discussions By States => Rhode Island Fun Shooting Events => Topic started by: jakerox43 on March 24, 2011, 05:29:04 PM

Title: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: jakerox43 on March 24, 2011, 05:29:04 PM
Do any other airgunners live in RI?
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: bluzjamer on June 22, 2011, 09:57:59 PM
Just little ol me 3 months late!
Only shooters here in Rhody are shooters that would rather shoot somewhere else.
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: jakerox43 on June 22, 2011, 11:36:27 PM
Yeah, so it seems. I think there's another resident of Rhode Island here too but I forgot who.
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: JIM106 on June 23, 2011, 12:20:00 AM
I'm right over the line in Mass.Jake where do shoot 50 yards?
Jim
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: bluzjamer on June 23, 2011, 01:21:03 AM
I belong to Manville Rod & Gun. Have a bunch of ranges to 200 yards.
I've never taken the AG's there, mostly PB's. I think they have an air gun league for Jr's.
Haven't been up there in a while. I'm in Warwick.
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: jakerox43 on June 23, 2011, 09:01:24 PM
I'm right over the line in Mass.Jake where do shoot 50 yards?
Jim
I shoot 50 yards near my house in Exeter. Don't really know of any public ranges to shoot.
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: JIM106 on June 24, 2011, 12:34:49 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: bluzjamer on June 24, 2011, 11:45:06 AM
Is a public range at the great swamp, have 50 yards. Mostly for pistols, black powder, and rimfire rifles. AG's should be fine. Need to get a pass either at the Registry in south Kingston or at Wakefield Gun shop. It's free.
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: jakerox43 on June 24, 2011, 05:37:30 PM
Do I need to get a blue card or something though?
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: bluzjamer on June 24, 2011, 09:22:17 PM
Blue card is needed for handgun purchase but it can't hurt to have one even if you don't need to purchase one. Most gun shops give the test and have a study sheet.
Some shops that I NO LONGER PATRONIZE EVEN HAVE THEM IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES.
"dang" cap lock.
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: jakerox43 on June 25, 2011, 12:14:54 AM
Thanks for the info. I'll see what I can do this summer.
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: bluzjamer on June 28, 2011, 08:06:04 AM
Jake,
go to this site and great swamp regs are in section 26.
http://www.dem.ri.gov/news/2011/pdf/parkdft.pdf (http://www.dem.ri.gov/news/2011/pdf/parkdft.pdf)
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: jakerox43 on July 01, 2011, 07:55:37 PM
Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: AlwaysLearning on August 12, 2011, 04:38:30 PM
Hey guys, I'm in Rhode Island too.
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: bluzjamer on August 15, 2011, 12:38:54 AM
Matt and Jake your neighbors.
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: jamie92 on February 26, 2012, 10:02:47 PM
I am in RI!   Just googled AG shooting areas in RI and found this forum! 
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: bluzjamer on March 01, 2012, 11:52:50 AM
Hi Always...a little late....sorry.

Welcome Jamie, great info here. As you can see by my sig the hobby is quite addictive.
Enjoy the ride guys.

Jake you have the best, most likely shoot safely in your own yard. 50 yards is plenty.
I wish I had that but here in Warwick not many do. too many homes.
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: bluzjamer on June 03, 2012, 12:00:01 AM
Anyone doing any shooting? Jake , Always, Jim?
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: milo74 on February 24, 2013, 02:01:51 PM
Do any other airgunners live in RI?
i'm in ri.
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: grimeszee on September 16, 2015, 02:58:10 PM
I grew up in Kenyon RI, but now live and shoot in Columbia SC, more room and more Fahrenheit.
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: ztirffritz on September 16, 2015, 03:12:56 PM
Have you checked the member map?  It's in my signature.
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: luge007 on December 05, 2019, 10:46:15 AM
Reviving a dead thread!   ::)

I'm stuck in RI too, at least until the children graduate.....  I recently tried to purchase an airgun from Crosman but they declined the sale!  They stated they could not ship an AIRGUN directly to my home as it would violate state law.??  Anyone heard of this before, or know of the statute, cause I can't find it.  Heck I've had multiple airgun deliveries from other sources without issue.....

Matt
Edit: I have a call in to 'Spencer' at "Crosman's legal/ customer affairs" to try to get the statute number out of him as to why RI can not be shipped to.  Will update if and when he gets back to me.
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: luge007 on December 05, 2019, 12:17:00 PM
OK fellow Rhodies, here is the low-down on the story.

I JUST had a long conversation with Spencer and here is Crosman's official stand.   RI statute 11-47-2 (3) states  "Firearm" shall include any machine gun, pistol, rifle, air rifle, air pistol, "blank gun," "BB gun," so-called, or other instrument from which steel or metal projectiles are propelled, or which may readily be converted to expel a projectile, except recurve, compound, or longbows and except such instruments propelling such projectiles which instruments are designed or normally used for a primary purpose other than as a weapon. The frame or receiver of any such weapon shall be construed as a firearm under the provisions of this section."

Therefore, Crosman as a manufacturer and retail dealer of "firearms" is required to obtain a license by this law : " 11-47-38. Dealers to be licensed. No retail dealer shall sell or otherwise transfer, or expose for sale or transfer, or have in his or her possession with intent to sell or otherwise transfer, any pistol, revolver, or other firearm without being licensed as provided in this chapter."

SO, out of an abundance of caution in this litigious society, and not wishing to purchase a license to manufacture firearms in RI, they simply do not sell to RI residents.  not worthy but I can see their point of view.  Spencer was very pleasant to talk to, even siding with me in that he can sympathize with my frustration, encouraging me to get this (likely purposefully) very poorly written legislation clarified or ratified by the state since the ATFE is VERY specific as to what constitutes a firearm.

Due to there being no legal precedence here, we need to take a stand and rectify this law.  Not sure if we need to talk to the RI second amendment foundation or what but it needs to be fixed.  By law this could also be construed as a number of firearm related violations that you may not be aware of, that could result in your loss of freedom or at least an expensive legal defense.  Just saying....

God bless our elected representatives for keeping us safe......
Title: Re: Anyone in Rhode Island?
Post by: Rick67 on December 05, 2019, 02:36:43 PM
My stockmaker, Mr. Tony Mele, is a resident of RI.

He is well known in the Rimfire Central Forum, particularly in 10/22 and CZ sections.

The gent makes fantastic laminate stocks for the aforesaid rimfires.

The last time we talked, he was asking me about airguns.