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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2020 ‘Universal Background Checks in Rhode Island.’ Background Checks. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2 December

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Private Sales in Rhode Island

Sellers of firearms are required to conduct a background check on prospective purchasers, unless the purchaser is a retail dealer, member of law enforcement, or a concealed handgun licensee…

All sellers (with certain exceptions) must also comply with state waiting period requirements…

The purchaser of a handgun also must present a certificate to the seller stating that the purchaser has completed a basic handgun safety course…

[Editor's note: The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence regularly updates its webpages with new data as US gun regulation evolves state by state. For the most up-to-date information on US gun laws, please refer to the Giffords URL below]

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