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How to legally buy a long gun in Tampa

»Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Law, Long Gun | Comments Off on How to legally buy a long gun in Tampa

If you live in the United States of America, and especially in the Southern States, you are more than likely a gun owner. However, if you still don’t own a long gun and are interesting in doing so now, there are a couple of things that you need to do first before becoming a long gun owner.10732526_1

Here, we are going to explain how to become a long gun owner in the City of Tampa, Florida. These regulations only refer to the state of Florida, so if you are from another state, there would be no point in reading this article, unless you are just curious about the gun laws in Florida.

Unlike other US states, Florida has relatively relaxing gun laws, with only a background check being necessary for you to own a gun. However, it’s not that simple. There are various other things you need to do, to give some explanations, etc. Besides that, there are also problem related to the gun carrying laws, but that’s a different story. Here, we will only tell you how to legally buy a long gun in Tampa.

First of all, not everyone can own a gun. There are some criteria that you should meet before getting it; which means that some people cannot buy a long gun in Tampa, and in the entire State of Florida. The basic requirements you need to meet in order to become a gun owner include: being at least 18 years old, not being convicted, not having a history of mental illnesses, not having a criminal history, and not having a history of drug and alcohol abuse. It should also be mentioned that you are allowed to use a gun from the age of 16, but only with an adult

Next, you need to pay a visit to a federally-licensed dealer where you can buy a gun. Even though you are buying a gun in the State of Florida, gun dealers need to have federal level licenses, according to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Finding these dealers should not be that hard and especially if you have access to internet. However, make sure that his license is still valid.

long_gunThen, you need to fill out a background check form, which you must complete before officially and legally buying a long gun. You will have to fill out this form with every new gun you purchase; it is a necessary step in obtaining a new fire weapon. This form includes your basic information such as your name, contact information, date of birth, etc.

And finally, all you have to do is to wait for the arms dealer to complete the background check. If you pass this check, and it is proven that you haven’t lied in your form, you will be allowed to buy the gun you’ve wanted. Also, it should be noted that this step may cost you a small fee, but keep in mind that this fee is usually ridiculously small.

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