Can My Son carry a gun on the property?

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  1. GoodOl'12gauge

    GoodOl'12gauge New Member

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    Can my son as long as he is on the property have a pistol or long gun on him without breaking the law? I live in rhode Island on a 150 acre farm. We have problems with foxes and coyotes and he wants to carry the .45 i got for him.
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    This is FEDERAL regulation only. Your local laws may be different.

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    12Guage,

    I lived in Warwick and North Kingstown for 5 years. I did not think that RI even had 150 acres in the whole state :D

    I bought a few Knives from a fella named William McHenry who owned a "ranch" in Wyoming - RI that is

    To answer your question - I believe that he can carry and use a weapon, as long as he stays on your property.
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    As stated earlier, you need to check local as well as Fed law. Your township/city may have a law not allowing anyone to discharge the gun. Sounds stupid but he may be able to carry it lawfully but will get in trouble if he fires it.
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    gdmoody, have you heard of kenney hill farm?
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    No I haven't, what town is it in?

    I lived there 5 years but really didn't get around RI that much. I worked in Cranston at the USAR Center and mostly went from home to work and back home, and every once in a while to the Commissary in Newport.
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    Its in hope valley.
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    The Rhode Island code is very nicely organized, though somewhat archaic by my lights (and my Constitutional Law professor said I was in the wrong century!); but here's the section under "criminal offenses" entitled, "weapons":

    http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE11/11-47/INDEX.HTM

    You didn't mention the son's age, but here's a code section dealing with that:

    http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE11/11-47/11-47-33.HTM

    And as to carrying on your own land or where you live ("dwelling"):

    http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE11/11-47/11-47-8.HTM

    These aren't necessarily all the laws dealing with this issue, so I suggest you contact a local attorney for a more definitive answer. I'm not an attorney in Rhode Island, only in Virginia and the United States.
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