Straw Purchases of Firearms

Posted: January 14, 2019 | Categories: Gun Crimes

It is illegal to buy a firearm for someone else, lying on federal forms and helping them avoid background checks. Both the straw purchaser and the actual buyer could face federal charges for this type of crime. The consequences of this type of felony are significant. Understanding Straw Purchases of Firearms as a Federal Offense…


Selling Firearms Without a License

Posted: January 14, 2019 | Categories: Gun Crimes

Florida does not have any laws that require sellers to obtain a state license or permit, but federal laws still apply. To legally import, manufacture, or deal in firearms in interstate commerce from Florida, the seller must hold a federal gun dealer’s license. Selling firearms across state lines without this type of license is a…


Is gun trafficking a federal crime?

Posted: July 13, 2017 | Categories: Gun Crimes

Gun trafficking laws are a topic of ongoing debate amongst legislators, lobbyists, and the public. Some believe our nation’s gun laws are too sparse or lenient, while others vouch for the opposite. Currently, gun trafficking is not a federal crime; however, federal statutes do prohibit other gun-related activities, e.g., straw purchasing, that can warrant felony…


Florida Supreme Court Considering Death Penalty & Open Carry Laws

Posted: June 9, 2016 | Categories: Gun Crimes, Violent Crimes

This week, the Florida Supreme Court is considering cases that could shape the state’s death penalty law as well as its ban on the open carry of firearms in public. Court Considers Whether New Death Penalty Law Applies to Pending Cases On Tuesday, the justices heard arguments regarding the constitutionality of its new death penalty…