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Legal Information: Florida

State Gun Laws

Laws current as of October 6, 2023

The abuser uses a gun for his/her job. Do the state gun laws still apply?

Florida state law says that the abuser cannot buy or have a gun in his/her possession if there is a final injunction for protection against domestic violence or against stalking/cyberstalking currently in effect against him/her.1 However, this law does not apply if the abuser is a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, or correctional probation officer – either full-time, part-time, or auxiliary – and has to use a gun in performing official duties.2

For more information, you may want to talk with a domestic violence advocate in your area.  To find one, please go to our FL Advocates and Shelters page.

1 F.S.A. § 790.233(1)
2 F.S.A. §§ 790.233(3); 943.10(14)