Legal Information: Florida

State Gun Laws

Updated: 
April 13, 2017

If the abuser's gun(s) is taken away, what will happen to it?

It depends.  If the judge orders the abuser’s gun to be taken away as part of your injunction for protection against domestic violence, it will likely be held by the sheriff for safekeeping until the injunction expires. 

If the abuser’s gun is taken away by the police because it was used while committing a crime, it will be used by law enforcement, sold or destroyed.*

* F.S.A. § 790.08