Florida

Banned Weapons: None

Background Checks: The Department of Law Enforcement conducts all background checks, but licensees may contact the FBI for some pawn transactions.

Permit Exceptions: A concealed weapons permit issued prior to November 30, 1998, may be used as an alternative to an instant background check for the duration of the permit (not to exceed five years).

State Waiting Period: All firearms must be purchased through licensed dealers. Three-day waiting period for all purchases unless the licensee already holds a valid permit of license to carry a firearm.