Florida Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for Florida Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact Florida gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to Florida can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

Florida State Constitution

"(a)The right of the people to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves and of the lawful authority of the state shall not be infringed, except that the manner of bearing arms may be regulated by law."

"(b)There shall be a mandatory period of three days, excluding weekends and legal holidays, between the purchase and delivery at retail of any handgun. For the purposes of this section, "purchase" means the transfer of money or other valuable consideration to the retailer, and "handgun" means a firearm capable of being carried and used by one hand, such as a pistol or revolver. Holders of a concealed weapon permit as prescribed in Florida law shall not be subject to the provisions of this paragraph."

"(c) The legislature shall enact legislation implementing subsection (b) of this section, effective no later than December 31, 1991, which shall provide that anyone violating the provisions of subsection (b) shall be guilty of a felony."

"(d) This restriction shall not apply to a trade in of another handgun."

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"All political power is inherent in the people. The enunciation herein of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or impair others retained by the people."

"The people shall have the right peaceably to assemble, to instruct their representatives, and to petition for redress of grievances."

Florida Gun Laws

Florida Gun Laws Overview (Source: NRA-ILA)
Florida Concealed Carry (CCW) Overview (Source: HandgunLaw.us)
Concealed Weapon License (Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services)
Florida Concealed Weapon License FAQ (Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services)

Florida Hunting Rules & Regulations

Hunting in Florida (Source: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)
Recreational Hunting Licenses & Permits (Source: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)
Florida Hunting Regulations (Source: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)
Season Dates and Species (Source: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)
Florida Licenses and Permits Online (Source: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)
Florida Hunter Safety and Education (Source: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)

Florida Shooting Ranges

FWC-Managed Public Shooting Ranges (Source: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)
NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NSSF's WhereToShoot.org)
NRA-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NRA.org)
All Shooting Ranges (Source: RangeListings.com)

Florida Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

IDPA Clubs (Source: IDPA.com)
IDPA Matches (Source: IDPA.com)
USPSA Clubs (Source: USPSA.org)
USPSA Matches (Source: USPSA.org)
USA Shooting Clubs (Source: USAShooting.org)
USA Shooting Matches (Source: USAShooting.org)
4-H Shooting Sports State Contacts (Source: 4-HShootingSports.org)

Florida NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Florida State Firearm & Hunting Associations

Florida Gun Shows and FFLs

Florida Gun & Knife Shows (Source: GunShows-USA.com)
Florida Gun Shows (Source: GunShowTrader.com)
Florida FFL Holders (Source: FFLGunDealers.net)
NICS Firearm Checks by State (Source: FBI.gov)
Florida Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS (Source: FixNICS.org)

Florida's Yearly Ranking in "Best Gun-Friendly States" by Guns & Ammo Magazine

Florida Elected Public Officials

Congressional (Source: VoteSmart.org)
Gubernatorial (Source: VoteSmart.org)
State Legislature (Source: VoteSmart.org)
Statewide Officials (Source: VoteSmart.org)
NRA's Ranking of Florida Public Officials (Source: NRA-PVF.org)

Florida Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Florida State Checkbook (Source: Open The Books)
Florida State Employees (Source: Open The Books)
Florida Personal & Economic Freedom Ranking (Source: CATO Institute)
Florida Civil Asset Forfeiture (aka "Policing For Profit") Ranking (Source: Institute for Justice)

Florida State Business Tax Climate Rankings

Florida State Business Tax Climate Rank (Source: Tax Foundation)
Taxes in Florida (Source: Tax Foundation)