§ 11-47-5.1. Larceny of a firearm.
(a) Every person who shall steal any firearm shall be deemed guilty of larceny. "Firearm", as utilized in this section only, shall not apply to an air rifle, air pistol, "blank gun," or "BB gun." Every person violating the provisions of this section shall be sentenced, upon conviction, to not less than one year nor more than ten (10) years.
(b) No person shall steal any firearm as defined in this section and then sell, lend, or transfer the firearm or firearms. Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this subsection shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than ten (10) years nor more than twenty (20) years, and the sentence shall be consecutive to any other sentence he or she may receive or is serving.
(P.L. 1975, ch. 278, § 2; P.L. 1990, ch. 278, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 158, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 285, § 1.)