Florida does not explicitly regulate gun shows, although retail sales of handguns at gun shows are subject to the state’s mandatory three-day waiting period. In addition, the Florida Constitution permits counties to enact ordinances requiring criminal history records checks and three to five-day waiting periods in connection with the sale of any firearm occurring on property to which the public has the right of access.1

See the Florida Private Sales and Florida Waiting Periods sections for more information.

See our Gun Shows policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

Notes
  1. Fla. Const. art. VIII, § 5(b). ⤴︎