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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2020 ‘Machine Guns & Automatic Firearms in Florida.’ Hardware & Ammunition. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 29 November
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Machine Guns and Automatic Firearms in Florida
Florida law is silent regarding the manufacture, sale or transfer, transportation, licensing, or registration of machine guns and/or fully-automatic firearms.
Florida prohibits any person from owning or having in his or her care, custody, possession, or control any machine gun which is, or may readily be made, operable. This prohibition does not apply to antique firearms or firearms that are lawfully owned and possessed under provisions of federal law. Federal law generally allows the possession of machine guns manufactured prior to May 19, 1986 so long as they are registered…