§11-47-42  Weapons other than firearms prohibited. –

Link to law: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE11/11-47/11-47-42.HTM
Published: 2015

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TITLE 11

Criminal Offenses

CHAPTER 11-47

Weapons

SECTION 11-47-42



   § 11-47-42  Weapons other than firearms

prohibited. –

(a)(1) No person shall carry or possess or attempt to use against another any

instrument or weapon of the kind commonly known as a blackjack, slingshot,

billy, sandclub, sandbag, metal knuckles, slap glove, bludgeon, stun-gun, or

the so called "Kung-Fu" weapons.



   (2) No person shall with intent to use unlawfully against

another, carry or possess a crossbow, dagger, dirk, stiletto, sword-in-cane,

bowie knife, or other similar weapon designed to cut and stab another.



   (3) No person shall wear or carry concealed upon his person,

any of the above-mentioned instruments or weapons, or any razor, or knife of

any description having a blade of more than three (3) inches in length

measuring from the end of the handle where the blade is attached to the end of

the blade, or other weapon of like kind or description.



   Any person violating the provisions of these subsections

shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or

by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, and the weapon so found

shall be confiscated.



   Any person violating the provisions of these subsections

while he or she is incarcerated within the confines of the adult correctional

institutions shall be punished by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars

($1,000) nor more than three thousand dollars ($3,000), or by imprisonment for

not less than one year nor more than five (5) years, or both, and the weapon so

found shall be confiscated.



   (b) No person shall sell to a person under eighteen (18)

years of age, without the written authorization of the minor's parent or legal

guardian, any stink bomb, blackjack, slingshot, bill, sandclub, sandbag, metal

knuckles, slap glove, bludgeon, stungun, paint ball gun, so called "kung-fu"

weapons, dagger, dirk, stiletto, sword-in-cane, bowie knife, razor, or knife of

any description having a blade of more than three inches (3") in length as

described in subsection (a) of this section, or any multi-pronged star with

sharpened edges designed to be used as a weapon and commonly known as a Chinese

throwing star, except that an individual who is actually engaged in the

instruction of martial arts and licensed under § 5-43-1 may carry and

possess any multi-pronged star with sharpened edges for the sole purpose of

instructional use. Any person violating the provisions of this subsection shall

be punished by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) nor more

than three thousand dollars ($3,000), or by imprisonment for not less than one

year nor more than five (5) years, or both, and the weapons so found shall be

confiscated.



History of Section.

(G.L. 1896, ch. 283, §§ 23, 24; P.L. 1907, ch. 1436, § 1; P.L.

1908, ch. 1572, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 349, §§ 32, 33; P.L. 1910,

ch. 591, § 1; P.L. 1911, ch. 709, § 1; P.L. 1915, ch. 1258, §

15; G.L. 1923, ch. 401, § 32; G.L. 1938, ch. 612, § 31; G.L. 1956,

§ 11-47-32; G.L., § 11-47-42; P.L. 1959, ch. 75, § 1; P.L. 1975,

ch. 278, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 310, § 1; P.L. 1987, ch. 79, § 1;

P.L. 1991, ch. 281, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 292, § 1.)