Raising the age and creating a waiting period are bad, very bad. Trade those for better background checks.
Florida already has a three day waiting period for handguns. This law would extend that to all firearms. The law also states that the waiting period is waived under certain circumstances:
(2) The waiting period does not apply in the following circumstances:
(a) When a firearm is being purchased by a holder of a concealed weapons permit as defined in s. 790.06.
(b) To a trade-in of another firearm.
(c) To the purchase of a rifle or shotgun, upon a persons successfully completing a minimum of a 16-hour hunter safety course and possessing a hunter safety certification card issued under s. 379.3581. A person who is exempt from the hunter safety course requirements under s. 379.3581 and holds a valid Florida hunting license, is exempt from the mandatory waiting period under this section for the purchase of a rifle or shotgun.
(d) When a rifle or shotgun is being purchased by a law enforcement officer or correctional officer, as those terms are defined in s. 943.10(1), (2), (3), (6), (7), (8), or (9), or a servicemember as defined in s. 250.01.
I dont think raising the age to 21 will pass a Constitutional challenge. It passed a challenge when it was only on handguns as the reasoning was someone less than 21 could still buy a shotgun or rifle, but raising the age on all prohibits an adult (18 and over) from exercising their 2A right. Also interesting was the debate on the floor of the House...totally emotion driven and I even heard one legislator make the argument that kids today mature much slower so an adult age may even be older than 21...what does that say about us as a society? (Dont answer, I know).
But - they always knee-jerk and come up with appeasements rather than solutions....to bad they raised the age - maybe we ought to raise the enlisting/voting ages to 21 to go along with it....
“Raising the age and creating a waiting period are bad, very bad. Trade those for better background checks.”
Exactly! There is no way to put a “shine on that sneaker” as the saying goes.
What they did is unforgivable ... period!
The “camel’s nose” so to speak.
If they passes this garbage, you can be sure that the next mass shooting will push them to ban a lot more ... just wait.
Show the STUPID legislators why their state is now called FloriDUH!!
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No need for a Bumpfire stock. Amazingly fun! Accuracy is naturally compromised, though. Short handgun cartridges have the highest cyclic rate, since less bolt travel is needed.
Bumpfiring is 100% legal, and safe in a properly maintained modern sporting rifle. Some gun ranges do not like it, though, because they feel you don’t have adequate control of the firearm. I am sure that could well be the case of you bumpfired a cartridge anywhere from 7.62 NATO (.308 Winchester) on up.
My oldest is 20 and in the Marine Corps, but now this bill wold say he cannot buy a gun !!!!!!!!
FIN STUPID. as well as police officer who are 19, and 20 who carry a gun , but cannot buy one.