After the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida passed a package of gun safety bills that raised its score from an F to a C- on our Annual Gun Law Scorecard. The laws include raising the minimum age to purchase firearms to 21, requiring a three-day waiting period on purchases from dealers, and creating an extreme risk protection order law. In 2017, Florida had the 28th-highest gun death rate in the country and the 35th-highest rate of crime gun exports. To save lives from gun violence, Florida legislators could require a background check on all firearm sales, expand domestic violence firearm prohibitions to include dating partners, and direct funding to evidence-based, community-driven violence intervention strategies in underserved communities.

  • Extreme risk protection order law

  • Waiting period

  • Minimum age for gun purchases is 21

  • Child access prevention law

  • Some ammunition regulation

  • Universal background checks

  • Gun dealer licensing

  • Assault weapon, 50 caliber rifle, and large capacity magazine ban

  • Firearm owner licensing

  • Firearm registration

  • Bulk firearm purchase restrictions

  • Handgun design safety standards

  • Local governments have authority to regulate firearms and ammunition

  • Licensing authority has discretion to deny a concealed carry permit