Gun Laws

The New Federal Bump Stock Ban – A Threat to Freedom

December 23, 2018

A New Federal Bump-Stock Ban has just been signed by Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker,.  This ban follows on the heels of the Florida Bump Stock Ban which went into effect on October 1, 2018.  The new ban is, expected to go into effect on March 21, 2019. This ban is unlike any previous federal…

Gifting (or selling) a Firearm Across State Lines

December 22, 2018

By Danielle Wall Birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, graduations, other special occasions, or just because you want a loved one to be able to protect themselves, here is what you need to know about gifting a firearm across state lines. The transfer of a firearm across state lines must be done through a Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL)…

What is an RPO (Risk Protection Order)?

December 21, 2018

By David S. Katz Risk Protection Orders are also known as Red Flag Laws.  Under Florida law, a “Risk Protection Order” or “RPO” is either a temporary or final order prohibiting the possession or purchase of a firearm or ammunition, issued against a person who poses a significant danger of causing personal injury to himself/herself…

Medical Marijuana, Your CWFL, and Possessing Firearms

December 20, 2018

by David S. Katz ATF Letter on Medical Marijuana  It is important to realize that although the State of Florida has recently passed medical marijuana legislation legalizing the use of marijuana for some people, the Federal Government still considers marijuana a controlled substance.  Should you decide to use marijuana under a lawful prescription, you should…

Can I Purchase a Firearm for Someone Else?

December 19, 2018

By David S. Katz Can I buy a firearm for another person? No.  This would be a “straw man” purchase.  In order to legally purchase a firearm from a dealer, you must be the “actual purchaser or transferee.”  If you are not the actual purchaser or transferee, it is illegal for you to complete the…

What is an FFL (Federal Firearms License) & Who Must Have One?

December 18, 2018

By David S. Katz What is an FFL? An “FFL” or Federal Firearms License is a license required by federal law for people or companies engaged in the business of buying and selling firearms.  A federal firearms licensee is often called an “FFL” or “dealer.”  When an individual purchases, sells, or transfers a firearm through…

Storing Your Firearms While Entertaining for the Holidays

December 17, 2018

by James Phillips, Jr. With Christmas and New Year’s fast approaching many of us are making plans to get together with friends and family.   If you are hosting this holiday season it is important to make sure your firearms are properly stored.   If any of your guests will be under the age of 16, then…

Appealing a Denied or Delayed Background Check Response

December 13, 2018

Persons who believe they have been erroneously denied or delayed a firearm transfer based on a match to a record returned by the NICS may request an appeal of their “deny” or “delay” decision.  All appeal inquiries must be submitted to the NICS Section’s Appeal Service Team (AST) in writing, either online on the FBI’s…

Firearm Background Checks – General Information.

December 12, 2018

Background checks are done by firearms dealers when transferring firearms (selling or trading).  These background checks are completed through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System or NICS, prior to the transfer of a firearm from an FFL dealer to a non-dealer.  When the prospective purchaser/transferee’s information is given to NICS, the system will check…

Volunteer Armed Church Security

December 11, 2018

Florida law changed on June 30, 2021. This article has been updated to include the change in Florida Law. Volunteer Armed Church Security Force Can a group of CWFL holders join together to act as an organized, volunteer armed church security force, even if uncompensated?  Can a CWFL holder even carry a weapon at a…

Minimum Age to Purchase a Firearm in Florida – 21

December 07, 2018

By David S. Katz FLORIDA’S NEW GUN LAW CHANGES THE AGE TO PURCHASE ALL FIREARMS TO 21. SB 7026 became law in Florida on March 9, 2018 when Governor Scott signed the bill.  Since then we have received numerous questions regarding the effects of the new laws.   Section 12 of the bill amends Florida Statute…

Stolen Firearm? What now?

December 03, 2018

If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate position of having your firearm stolen, it is important to know what you are legally required to do and what options you have.  There is no requirement to report a stolen firearm under either federal and Florida law.  However, we strongly advise you report it to law…

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