Florida: HB 135 – Transfers of Firearms (Universal Background Checks)

Transfers of Firearms: Requires transfers of firearms when neither party is licensed dealer to be conducted through licensed dealer & requires processing by licensed dealer.  (Text)

Same old annoying bill. besides busting balls, it is a left-handed gun registration scheme.

It has never been about checking backgrounds, if it were the bill would simply allow the members to check with a Licensed Dealer and run a background check without having to log anything in the books.  No gun owner wants to sell a gun to a possible violent criminal and we would welcome having access (for a fee) to a quick and easy background check.

PS: Did you know you can get updates via email on any bill you want?  Look in the House and Senate sites for “tracking” in the main menu and register. After that is just clicking on the tracking button for the individual bills,

 

9 Replies to “Florida: HB 135 – Transfers of Firearms (Universal Background Checks)”

  1. Yeah, the federal government’s background check system worked so well to prevent mass shootings like Las Vegas, Parkland, Newtown and so many others that we need more background check because mass murderers will not seek to evade the background check while plotting their criminal activities.

    1. Look at it as a way to protect yourself from liability. You sold the gun to a party without any prohibition and then he turns around and goes stupid, you have a record you did your best. That the government failed to do its duty falls on them.

      Cheap voluntary insurance. I still want an app or phone number I can call without having to involve a third party.

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      1. But it’s well established that government approval does not help at all in liability claims. Medical drugs are all sold with government approval, but that approval doesn’t shield the manufacturer from the ambulance chasers. Why would you expect it to be different here?
        Apart from that, do you feel that this benefit, if real, outweighs the danger of having the government have a complete list of all firearms transactions — which translates into a complete list of all firearms owned by any owner?

  2. The pro gun legislators in Florida need to amend this bill to do what Alabama did, eliminate the need for NICS checks for people with CCW permits.

    If you have a valid CCW, I know that gets you out of the 3 day waiting period, but it should get you out of the whole thing.

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