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How to buy a gun in Florida

According to the State Constitutional Provision in Florida, “ (a) The right of the people to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves and of the lawful authority of the state shall not be infringed, except that the manner of bearing arms may be regulated by law.  (b) There shall be a mandatory period of three days, excluding weekends and legal holidays, between the purchase and delivery at retail of any handgun.  For the purposes of this section, “purchase” means the transfer of money or other valuable consideration to the retailer, and “handgun” means a firearm capable of being carried and used by one hand, such as a pistol or revolver.  Holders of a concealed weapon permit as prescribed in Florida law shall not be subject to the provisions of this paragraph.  (c) The legislature shall enact legislation implementing subsection (b) of this section, effective no later than December 31, 1991, which shall provide that anyone violating the provisions of subsection (b) shall be guilty of a felony.  (d) This restriction shall not apply to a trade in of another handgun.”

It is very important to remember that no licensed gun dealer, manufacturer or importer shall sell any firearm to another person until he or she has completed and obtained the required form from the potential buyer or transferee and received the approval of instant check from the Department of Law Enforcement through a toll-free telephone number. The Department of Law Enforcement shall also destroy the records of approval and non approval within 48 hours after it had sent its response about the instant check. The following are exempted from instant check:

  • Licensed dealers, manufacturers, importers, collectors
  • Persons with a concealed carrying license
  • Law enforcement
  • Correctional probation officers.

There is a three-day waiting period to purchase a handgun from a retail establishment excluding weekdays and holidays.  Also concealed weapons holders and those trading in another handgun are exempted from the waiting period. It is also unlawful to carry a conceal handgun therefore a person planning to carry a concealed handgun should make sure that he or she obtains the required permit in Florida.

You can see that the state is flexible in gun laws, therefore guns for sale can easily be bought and sold in Florida. Even buying and selling used guns is not a problem in Florida as no state permit is required to buy a rifle, shotgun and handgun.

Where to get a gun in Florida

In Florida, guns for sale can be bought from physical stores and online stores. One can also buy guns from private dealers as long as the potential buyer is not on the prohibited list of people who are not allowed to posses a gun. Therefore before buying guns for sale in Florida, make sure that you are not on the list that prohibits you from the use and possession of a gun.

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