What is the definition of a “Firearm” in Florida

Gun laws in Florida can be confusing, so before we can discuss who can possess or purchase firearms and when, we have to look at the definition.

A 2008->Ch0790->Section%20001#0790.001″target=”_blank”>firearm in Florida is any weapon that discharges a projectile by use of an explosive charge, or is designed or is readily convertible to such a use.

An exception to the customary definition of firearms is “antique firearms”. These guns have to have been made during or before 1918, or be a replica. They also cannot use “fixed ammunition”, unless the ammunition is not manufactured in America anymore. Fixed ammunition is self-contained ammunition consisting of a case, primer, explosive charge, and projectile.

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