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Old March 10, 2018, 10:35 AM   #1
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Age, Firearms Purchase vs Ownership/Possession?

FL just passed age legislation on firearms purchases, from 18 to 21.

SB 7026.

Section 11. Present subsection (13) of section 790.065
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675 Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (14), and a new

676 subsection (13) is added to that section, to read:

677 790.065 Sale and delivery of firearms.—

678 (13) A person younger than 21 years of age may not purchase

679 a firearm. The sale or transfer of a firearm to a person younger

680 than 21 years of age may not be made or facilitated by a

681 licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer.
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682 person who violates this subsection commits a felony of the

683 third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083,

684 or s. 775.084. The prohibitions of this subsection do not apply

685 to the purchase of a rifle or shotgun by a law enforcement

686 officer or correctional officer, as those terms are defined in

687 s. 943.10(1), (2), (3), (6), (7), (8), or (9), or a

688 servicemember as defined in s. 250.01.

How does this affect Firearms possession as opposed to purchase?
Can an 18 year old still possess a rifle that was gifted to him?

Can an 18-20 year old that is moving out of his parents home take the firearms that were gifted to him, with him to his new place of residence?

Can a 18-20 year old grab a rifle from his fathers gun safe (with parental permission) and go to the local shooting range to sight in for hunting season or to just shoot for fun, or must he be accompanied by a person 21 or older.

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Old March 10, 2018, 10:52 AM   #2
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IANAL

But If I read that right gifting should still be legal.. no one licensed can sell or transfer it to them though.

You have a link to the full bill?

I don't see anything that says the 18-20yo is guilty of anything for possession.
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https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2018/07026
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Old March 13, 2018, 10:06 AM   #4
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The new law states what's illegal. If it's not illegal, then it's legal. So gifting a gun to your son/daughter/grandson/nephew/whatever is not affected.
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