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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2020 ‘Firearm Prohibitions in Florida.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 3 December

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Prohibited Purchasers Generally in Florida

Federal law prohibits certain persons from purchasing or possessing firearms, such as felons, certain domestic abusers, and certain people with a history of mental illness.

Similarly, Florida law prohibits a person from owning or possessing a firearm if the person:

- Has been convicted of a felony, or is under 24 years of age and has been convicted of a delinquent act that would be a felony if committed by an adult;
- Has been issued a final injunction that is currently in force and effect, restraining that person from committing acts of domestic violence; or
- Is a "violent career criminal," as Florida law defines that term…

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