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FL gun law

Discussion in 'Legal' started by reddogIII, Jun 7, 2007.

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  1. reddogIII

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    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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    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.
     
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    here in florida you must be 21 to possess a hangun without parental supervision.
     
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    19 is OK to posess but not to CC in Fla.
     
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    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;
     
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    Open carry isn't legal in Florida.
     
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    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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