Florida law penalizes:

  • Any person who knowingly acquires a firearm intended for the use of a person who is prohibited by state or federal law from possessing or receiving a firearm.1
  • Any potential gun buyer or transferee from willfully and knowingly providing false information or false or fraudulent identification to complete the transaction.2
  • Any licensed gun dealer, importer, or manufacturer who fails to conduct the federally required background check on a gun purchaser.3

See our Trafficking & Straw Purchasing policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. Fla. Stat. § 790.065(12)(d). ⤴︎
  2. Fla. Stat. § 790.065(12)(a). ⤴︎
  3. Fla. Stat. § 790.065(1), (12)(b). ⤴︎