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Old 10-17-2019, 08:16 PM
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Hoping someone can answer this for me. Is it legal for me to ship an air pistol to Rhode Island? I have a Webley Tempest listed for sale on another site and just found out the buyer is in Rhode Island.
I googled RI. gun laws and they are kinda contradictory. Don't want to get in trouble. Send it to him or send his money back? Any advice appreciated. thanks
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:43 PM
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An air gun is NOT a firearm. That being said, Rhode Island may take a different view. I suggest going to the source, that is, RI. You might also send Rhody a PM. He might have some insight.

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Old 10-18-2019, 01:16 AM
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I sold and shipped a Webley Tempest to a buyer in California last year. Rhode Island couldn't be any worse than that state. USPS Priority. No problems. Its not a firearm. You don't have to declare anything.
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Old 10-18-2019, 02:48 AM
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I sold and shipped a Webley Tempest to a buyer in California last year. Rhode Island couldn't be any worse than that state. USPS Priority. No problems. Its not a firearm. You don't have to declare anything.
CA (my State) actually has very few airgun restrictions. Guys in my club have .45 cal air rifles that shoot 265 grain slugs at >800 fps.

But it's a good idea to look at what localities (cities, counties, etc.) within a state restrict such things before shipping an airgun there. Rural areas might have few restrictions, but some cities view certain airguns similar to firearms.

Illinois has heavy statewide restrictions...

"In Illinois, muzzleloaders and black powder guns are considered firearms. Air guns that are larger than .18 caliber and that have a muzzle velocity greater than 700 feet per second are also regulated as firearms."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Illinois

Most States aren't so harsh, but many do have local restrictions.
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Old 10-18-2019, 11:53 AM
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