New FL Gun Restrictions

To our very valued customers:

As you’re probably aware, Governor Rick Scott signed SB 7026 into law.    While this new law encompasses many different things, the purpose of this message is to communicate the major provisions of the new firearms restrictions contained in the law.   As of now, effective immediately:

All firearm purchases by and firearms sales to persons under 21 years of age are prohibited in Florida. This means both commercial sales AND private sales.

There are a few exceptions to this restriction:
• If the purchaser is a law enforcement or corrections officer
• If the purchaser is a Servicemember (Servicemember is defined as:
– “Servicemember” means any person serving as a member of the United States Armed Forces on active duty or state active duty and all members of the Florida National Guard and United States Reserve Forces).

There is now a 3 business-day waiting period for ALL commercial firearms purchases and transfers. This has always applied to handguns, but now also applies to rifles, shotguns, ‘other firearms’ like the Mossberg Shockwave, and, yes, even stripped lower receivers.

There are a few exceptions to the new 3 business-day waiting period for rifles and shotguns:

• Holders of a Florida Concealed Weapons or Firearms License
• Holders of a Florida Hunting License
• Holders of a FWC Hunter Safety Certification Card
• If the purchaser is a law enforcement or corrections officer
• If the purchaser is a Servicemember

Servicemember is defined as:

– “Servicemember” means any person serving as a member of the United States Armed Forces on active duty or state active duty and all members of the Florida National Guard and United States Reserve Forces.

Beginning October 1st, 2018 sales/transfers and POSSESSION of “Bump fire stocks” is prohibited and constitutes a 3rd degree felony:

• “bump fire stock” means a conversion kit, a tool, an accessory, or a device used to alter the rate of fire of a firearm to mimicautomatic weapon fire or which is used to increase the rate of fire to a faster rate than is possible for a person to fire such semiautomatic firearm unassisted by a kit, a tool, an accessory, or a device.

We’ll continue to lobby against these restrictions and follow it closely in the courts.    Obviously these measures are completely out of our hands, but we apologize for any inconvenience.

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