Q: i was wondering if a non violent felon can own a non-lethal weapon in the state of rhode island? the felony charges were
15 years ago.
A: Felons cannot possess a firearm. I am not sure what you mean by ‘non lethal.’ A baseball bat can be lethal, but there is no law against possessing one. Knives are also lethal, but you can possess one in most circumstances. Maybe you should consult a lawyer in private, and be more specific about the felony and the weapon you reference.
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