The various ways people can access guns without a background check

in Florida News & Events


ORLANDO, Fla. – Three weeks after the mass shooting in Parkland, the governor signed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act into law.

The law made sweeping changes to the way the state and schools would address gun violence. 
It banned bump stocks, raised the age to buy a gun to 21 and created restrictions for those deemed mentally ill and dangerous.

But it does little to prevent people’s access to guns in this state.

Even though there are background checks and mandatory waiting periods when you buy a gun in a store or at a show, there is no gun registry in the state of Florida. So there is nothing that can prevent the private sale of a gun between two people, or giving the gun as a gift, or stealing one or buying one on the black market.