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Rhode Island does not specifically regulate junk guns or unsafe firearms. According to research conducted by the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence (now Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence), however, Rhode Island’s Attorney General may have the authority to regulate junk guns, as well as promulgate other firearms safety standards.1

 See our Design Safety Standards policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue. 

  1. R.I. Gen. Laws § 6-13.1-1 et seq. For details, view the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence’s report, Targeting Safety.[]