Florida Gun Registration Laws

By Neal Litherland
Learn more about gun registration laws in Florida.

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Gun registration laws are determined on a state by state basis. The state of Florida has its own set of gun registration laws. Individuals who are considering owning a gun in the state should be aware of all applicable laws.

Purchase

Anyone who legally purchases a firearm in the state of Florida is not required to register that gun in the state. This applies to handguns, rifles and shotguns. Gun retailers and dealers must be registered with the state and follow Florida's recording and reporting laws. In addition, they cannot sell a gun to any minor under the age of 18.

Carry

Florida requires any resident who carries a firearm to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Obtaining a permit requires a clean background check, in addition to paying the necessary licensing fees. Proof of gun ownership is not required to obtain a permit.

Age

Florida's gun laws allow residents over 18 years of age to own handguns, rifles and shotguns and to apply for permits to carry concealed weapons. No registration of a firearm is required.

About the Author

Neal Litherland is an author, blogger and occasional ghostwriter. His experience includes comics, role playing games and a variety of other projects as well. He holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Indiana University, and resides in Northwest Indiana.

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