Can 16 year olds carry BB guns legally?

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Can 16 year olds carry BB guns legally?

Asked on October 10, 2015 under Criminal Law, Florida

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

FL law provides that individuals eligible to purchase and possess firearms (which includes BB guns) must be at least 18 years of age. Yet while it is illegal for a minor to purchase or possess a firearm, there is an exception: a minor may do so with the permission of their parent or legal guardian. Additionally, a minor may only be in possession while engaged in sporting, hunting and/or recreational activities that are considered as legal, and under the supervision of a parent, legal guardian or certified or qualified instructor. Otherwise, a minor may be in possession of a firearm if they are at their place of residence and the firearm is unloaded.


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