FL gun law


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reddogIII
June 7, 2007, 04:07 PM
Does anyone know if it is legal for a 19-yr-old to possess a handgun? My son is going to FL to school, owns pistols in Alaska. We need to know the legality of owning one in Florida.

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kingpin008
June 7, 2007, 04:42 PM
I thought fed. law was that you have to be 21 for handguns. Correct me if I'm wrong, somebody, but as far as I know that's the limit.

jr81452
June 7, 2007, 04:57 PM
here in florida you must be 21 to possess a hangun without parental supervision.

markk
June 7, 2007, 05:02 PM
19 is OK to posess but not to CC in Fla.

Car Knocker
June 7, 2007, 05:28 PM
Federal law doesn't restrict possession of a handgun by anyone in the 18-21 range. It does prohibit an FFL from selling a handgun to anyone under the age of 21. FTF sales of handguns to >18 - <21 are controlled by state law.

18 U.S.C. 922(b)(1)

(b) It shall be unlawful for any licensed importer, licensed
manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector to sell or
deliver -
(1) any firearm or ammunition to any individual who the
licensee knows or has reasonable cause to believe is less than
eighteen years of age, and, if the firearm, or ammunition is
other than a shotgun or rifle, or ammunition for a shotgun or
rifle, to any individual who the licensee knows or has reasonable
cause to believe is less than twenty-one years of age;

PILMAN
June 7, 2007, 05:41 PM
Walk with a Rifle slung on your shoulder then it wont be considered underage ccw.And keep it in your car in the trunk so all you have to do is open your trunk and then you have the rifle out.
Walking with a Rifle slung on your shoulder is non threatening it just means you are more willing to fight for your life when someone would be dumb enough to threaten you.
And you can buy a handgun when your 18 just through a private seller though or from your parent.

Open carry isn't legal in Florida.

wdlsguy
June 7, 2007, 08:20 PM
See Florida Statutes 790.25(5).

http://www.flsenate.gov/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=Ch0790/titl0790.htm

Wes Janson
June 8, 2007, 03:27 AM
Background: I am 19, live in Florida.

It is legal to possess a handgun, shotgun, or rifle at the age of 18. To purchase a handgun from an FFL you must be 21. To purchase a handgun from a non-licensee (private sale) you must be a resident of the same state, and at least 18.

Open carry is illegal in Florida, except on private property.

Florida is a shall-issue state, however, the minimum age for a concealed carry permit is 21. In theory (and this might very well be the sort of legal territory that requires an actual lawyer to give an answer on), there might be the potential for a loophole if you have a resident carry permit from another state (with an age limit of 18) recognized by Florida. Maybe. I never looked too terribly closely into it, because Florida says that non-resident carry permits issued by others states are invalid (if I understood it correctly).

As for transportation of firearms..keep them securely encased (in a container of some form that can be closed-a case, zippered pouch, glove compartment, etc), loaded or unloaded. Don't take them onto school grounds (or anything remotely related to school, it seems like), or airports, jails, courthouses, etc.

Buy Gutmacher's book: http://www.floridafirearmslaw.com/ That's the absolute positively best thing you can do.

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