GUN Question about Gun Laws In Florida

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  1. brds

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    Okay so here's my situation. I'm 20 years old (21 in november) and looking to buy a glock or a beretta. I have a friend who has his CWL and can do the whole FFL thing too. Would it be legal for him to purchase a gun at our local gun store and then sell it to me at a later time (like a day later)?

    Also, what are the legalities of keeping a pistol in your car if you're under 21. I know that you are allowed if you're 21 or older, but i'm not sure what the deal is if you're 20. I've been told that it's legal for ANYBODY to carry a loaded pistol in their car as long as it's in a lockable container (i.e. glovebox).

    Is it legal for my buddy and i do to this, or should i just wait till november and do it on my own?

    Thanks,
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    Should be legal. It's not a straw purchase because he's not buying it FOR you, he's buying it to sell to you.
























    Right? :o
     
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    Just wait until you're 21
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    That's from http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=Ch0790/SEC25.HTM&Title=->2005->Ch0790->Section%2025#0790.25 FSS 790.25.

    I rode with an officer two weeks ago and they had just received a notice about that statute explaining it. It said so long as the gun is in a snapped holster and in a glove box it was fine.

    This is from packing.org
    That's explaining 790.25 (5)
     
  8. brds

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    Sweet guys, thanks for the help... lemme get this straight so that there's NO confusion.

    It's totally legal for me to buy a gun from an FFL holder as long as the gun wasn't purchased FOR me (which basically means purchased in my buddy's name).

    Also, it's 100% legal for me as a 20 year old to carry the gun in my car as long as it's in my glove box, in a holster, zippable bag, or some type of container that requires a loid or cover to be lifted off in order to get the gun...

    Write back if i'm missing something please!

    Thanks a bunch,
    brds
     
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  10. Gaunt

    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

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    wait what??? there are gun laws in florida? i always thought we lived in a wild west were people shoot each other all the time.
     
  11. brds

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    So what part of that did i missunderstand?
     
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    The gun is being purchased for you. I know your friend is buying it then selling it to you, but you are still under 21. It's the same deal as if a parent or 21+ adult buys a pistol with the intent of selling it to a minor (under 21.) It's only legal if your friend buys it with no intent to sell it to a minor.

    It's kind of a goofy law but nevertheless it's still illegal.
     
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    I dunno. All FFLs hold guns FOR someone. As long as he passes the check WHEN he buys it, it shouldn't matter. If he gives him the gun before he's 21, it'd be illegal.

    My $.02
     
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    People like you shouldnt own weapons .............. What reason could you have to carry a cw ???????
     
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    He has the same reasons we all do (well, most of us). As long as it is used responsibly, why would it matter?

    Crimes happen to young people all the time.
     
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    Pretty much..

    Guns are not registered in FL and private party sales are just "heres the money, here's the gun".. And you only have to be 21 to buy a handgun from a dealer..

    I would call the police and ask them if you have any questions.. Because it would suck to misunderstand the wording of a law, and end up losing your fireamrs rights forever!
     
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    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

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    i bought an FAL in a private purchase. just gave him the money and walked away with my assult rifle. :bigthumb:

    god i love florida
     
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    get the fuck out. Just say its illegal and stop trying to be a cool hardass
     

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