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Category: Gun Safety

Access to Firearms in Florida

On Behalf of Fiol Law Group|Posted in Gun Safety on September 17, 2018

Mass shootings throughout the United States have created a great deal of scrutiny of gun laws at both federal and state levels. Florida, which has had several shooting incidents in its history, including the tragic Parkland school shooting that ended in 17 deaths, has some of the least restrictive gun laws in America. What Restrictions Does Florida Have on Gun Purchases? Florida laws may be lax, but there are some regulations in place that do put restrictions on gun purchases. Anyone who wishes to purchase a gun from a licensed dealer must pass a background check. If the person has a conviction for a felony or a misdemeanor related to domestic violence, he or she will not be able to purchase a gun legally. The buyer must be 18 years of age to purchase a rifle and 21 to purchase a handgun. There is a three-day waiting period between purchase… read more