SIGraybeard made a comment on the post Florida: SB 586 – CWL to sell guns privately (UBC Exemption?) that made me think of something.
It could also be the camel’s nose in the tent. Right now, your gun isn’t really that different from your chain saw or lawnmower in that you can sell it without getting the state involved. It’s your property. Yeah, you’re not allowed to sell it to a prohibited person and are required to ask, but that’s it, right? In my limited experience, asking to see your CWL to show you’re not prohibited is pretty common.
This gets the state involved. If it’s law that you’re required to check their permit, then how do you prove you did? You’re required to get a copy of their CWL, but then what? Do you keep it for life or do they mandate a form that you fill out and send to your Sheriff or to the state?
So what happens if you sell more than one weapon over the years? You need to keep those records, right? Both of the CWL and the transaction itself as mandate. So what about 790.335 – Prohibition of registration of firearms; electronic records.?
(2) PROHIBITIONS.—No state governmental agency or local government, special district, or other political subdivision or official, agent, or employee of such state or other governmental entity or any other person, public or private, shall knowingly and willfully keep or cause to be kept any list, record, or registry of privately owned firearms or any list, record, or registry of the owners of those firearms.
Same for keeping any records of people with CWL a it is possible runaround of keeping a registry of firearms. That is a Third Degree Felony with a penalty of 5 years in prison and $,5000 with the obvious Prohibited Person tag attached to it.
Is this going to be another “Oops! We need to fix this mistake by removing the prohibition of registry of firearms and firearm owns in Florida.” ?
I might be paranoid, but the Opposition is not that stupid and they are bound to have learned from previous mistakes.
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