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Florida gun laws for persons under 21?

Discussion in 'Florida Glockers Club' started by WhySoSeriousG19, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. WhySoSeriousG19


    Dec 14, 2008
    Hi, is it legal for my 20yr old brother to carry a pistol in the glove box of his car in the state of Florida? I keep getting different answers on this. Any help would be appreciated.Thanx Damien
  2. Palmguy

    Palmguy Boom.

    Oct 29, 2006
    NW FL
    FS 790.22 (3) prohibits possession of a firearm by a minor (under age 18) except in certain circumstances.

    FS 790.25 (3)(L) allows unlicensed glove box carry, with no age specification.

    It is legal for a 20 year old to own a pistol in Florida, and based on the above two statute references I'm inclined to believe that your brother is legal to have a pistol in the glove box.

    That said, I am not a lawyer; and I recommend you (and/or your brother) pick up Gutmacher's book...

  3. WhySoSeriousG19


    Dec 14, 2008
    Palmguy, thank you I will look into the Gutmacher's book.Thanx
  4. 04SVT


    May 4, 2009
    In Florida you have to be 21 to purchase a handgun from a FFL dealer same age applies to hand gun ammo. If he aquired it from a private person then is it legal but you still can't buy ammo for it from a FFl till he is 21. So assuming he bought this from a private person as well as ammo he would be legal to carry it in his car.
  5. yes carry away; load or unloaded , just secure it.

    damm it's nice in Florida ;)
  6. Mr. Blandings

    Mr. Blandings

    Jun 20, 2001
    Directly from attorney Jon Gutmacher's website:

    Not only should EVERY Florida gun owner read Mr. Gutmacher's book, his website and blog should be reviewed frequently for updates and extremely useful information.

    The knowledge that Mr. Gutmacher makes available can literally spare you the risk of a lifetime in prison and tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2009
  7. WhySoSeriousG19


    Dec 14, 2008
    Thank you I feel alot better now.Should he carry any papers in the glove box with the gun that show proof of purchase or anything(the gun was bought by me for a graduation gift)?
  8. Jon_R


    May 3, 2009
    Central Florida
    I can not think doing so would have much value. As long as he has ID on him that shows he is over 18 he is legal to own it as his property. If the officer runs the serial number for some reason and it came back stolen I am not sure a proof of purchase at that time would matter much. I also don't think running the serial number would be standard practice unless there was some probable cause to do so. At least not in FL.

    I am not sure what type of car he has but I like center console more then glove box. I drive a F150 the glove box is pretty far away and where I keep my registration. If I get pulled over that is what I will need to open to give it to the officer. In that case I would tell him before I open it up I don't want him surprised even though I would be completely legal.

    Pretty soon he can get his carry permit.
  9. greatwun

    greatwun Senior Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    If its not in the glove box make sure its in a secured container.
  10. Shawn1


    Apr 2, 2003
    New Jersey
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2014