Legal Information: Florida

State Gun Laws

March 3, 2022

If the abuser has been convicted of a crime, can s/he keep or buy a gun?

Florida state law says that it is illegal for the following convicted criminals to have or buy a gun:

  • A convicted felon
  • Anyone under age 24 who has been convicted of a delinquent act that would be a felony if committed by an adult.

Federal laws, which apply to all states, also restrict a person’s right to have a gun if s/he has been convicted of certain crimes. Go to Federal Gun Laws to get more information.

1 F.S.A. § 790.23

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