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FIREARM LAWS &REGULATIONS

FLORIDA
CONCEALED CARRY

You must have a Concealed Weapons License (CWL) to concealed carry in the state of Florida.

OPEN CARRY

It is unlawful to open carry a firearm in Florida.
Exceptions include while fishing (or traveling to/from those activities), while at firing ranges, and while attending gatherings of firearms clubs.

MOTOR VEHICLE CARRY

With a CWL, you may lawfully carry a concealed weapon in your vehicle.
Without a CWL, if you are at least 18 years old, you can have a concealed firearm in your vehicle if the firearm is securely encased or otherwise not readily accessible for immediate use.
No special permit or license is required to have a firearm in your vehicle.

NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT (NFA) FIREARMS

Florida firearms law allows large caliber weapons, short-barreled shotguns and rifles, machine guns, suppressors (silencers) and grenades.

HUNTING

The open carry of guns and firearms is legal while hunting.
Semi-automatic centerfire rifles can have a maximum five round magazine.

FIREARM TRANSFERS & SALES

There is a 3 day waiting period for the purchase of a handgun in Florida.
The waiting period does not include those with a CWL (Concealed Weapons License).
There is no background check required for the sale of firearms between private parties.
You must be 18 years of age to purchase and/or possess a firearm.
No license is required to purchase a firearm.
Firearms do not have to be registered.
The number of firearms you purchase at one time has no limit.

AMMUNITION REGULATIONS

If it is not legal for you to possess a firearm, then you cannot possess ammunition either.
The sale, delivery, or manufacture of the following is prohibited:
Armor-piercing bullets
Exploding bullets
Dragons Breath shotgun shells
Bolo shells
Flechette shells

OTHER

Other Info

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