Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

FL gun show question

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by JimJD, Mar 12, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. JimJD

    JimJD Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2003
    Messages:
    729
    Location:
    USA
    Hi there,

    If everything goes well for Me, I'm planning on the purhase of a shotgun at the next gun show when it comes to town.
    I wanted to be clear on one thing though. This will be purchased from a dealer, not a private sale. Under FL law, will I be able to take ownership of said longarm the same day once they run a NICS check, or will I have to pick up the firearm at a local FFL transfer agent at a later date?
    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. benEzra

    benEzra Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    8,584
    Location:
    Down East in NC
    If I remember correctly, Florida has a 3-day waiting period that applies to handguns only.
     
  3. ceetee

    ceetee Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2003
    Messages:
    1,998
    It depends on where you live. Counties are allowed to have a waiting period on all guns if they choose. For example, down south here (Dade, Broward) we have a five day wait regardless of what you pick up, or whether you've purchased before.

    Some counties, you can wrap it up and take it with you. Check with your local gunshop to see what laws your county has.
     
  4. JimJD

    JimJD Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2003
    Messages:
    729
    Location:
    USA
    Yup, there's the three day waiting period on handguns.
    I'm just not sure about longarms though. I've heard that one does not have to wait the seventy-two hours, but I have not been able to confirm this yet.
    Ceetee, I live in polk county. Yeah, I should ask around at a local shop or the range next time I'm out there. :D
     
  5. Daedalus

    Daedalus Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2003
    Messages:
    520
    Location:
    Gainesville, Florida
    In Alachua county I walk out with all my longarms the same day.
     
  6. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    6,513
    Location:
    Winter Haven, FL
    Hanguns only...three days max.

    http://www.flsenate.gov/Statutes/in...e&Search_String=&URL=Ch0790/SEC33.HTM&Title=->2003->Ch0790->Section%2033
     
  7. JimJD

    JimJD Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2003
    Messages:
    729
    Location:
    USA
    Well, that answers My question!
    Thanks everyone for the replies.
    Great find Hkmp5sd :D
     
  8. dukeofurl

    dukeofurl Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2003
    Messages:
    409
    Location:
    Central FL
    Jim - what area are you from? The dems seem to have taken over the entire state south of Palm Beach County.
     
  9. ceetee

    ceetee Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2003
    Messages:
    1,998
    Okay, Hkmp5sd


    I'll take your word for it. But try to get a gunshop in Broward County to let you take possession before your five business days are up...
     
  10. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    6,513
    Location:
    Winter Haven, FL
    Not my word. Notice the link posted is the Florida Senate's .GOV site? That's straight out of the Florida Statutes. Besides, I have a CCW and therefore exempt from waiting periods, unless Broward County ignores that law also.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page