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Here's what it takes to buy a gun in S. Florida

There are 57 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Sep 22, 2007, titled Here's what it takes to buy a gun in S. Florida. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

You don't need a permit to buy or own a firearm, including an assault rifle, in Florida.

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So What

Boca Raton, FL

#1 Sep 22, 2007
OK!
FOLLOW UP ARTICLE

Hollywood, FL

#2 Sep 22, 2007
IN THIS ARTICLE YOU MISS THE TOTAL HISTORY.
WLL BE NICE TO SEE IN A RELATED ARTICLE THE NUMBER OF CRIMES COMMITED BY PEOPLE WITH LEGAL RIGHT TO HAVE A ASSAULT RIFLE?
I DON"T THINK YOU WILL FOLLOW THIS ADVISE.
YOU PAPER MY NOT LIKE TO INFORM THE REAL RESULTS.
ANY WAY IS A VERY GGOD IDEA!
TIME WILL TELL..
nicolas richards

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Sep 22, 2007
The legal requirements to purchase guns in Florida are quite reasonable in that they follow the CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
of citizens to own firearms.
sun doc

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#4 Sep 22, 2007
Florida has fair gun laws which do not violate the rights of its citizens!
surfrider

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#5 Sep 22, 2007
I see nothing wrong or out of the ordinary with the current Fl gun law.
Actually quite fair and reasonable, and in keeping with the 2nd amendment rights !
Retired Cop

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#6 Sep 22, 2007
We had more problems with guns in heavily regulated NY state than here in Fl. Gun Control does not fight crime; it only endangers the law abiding public!
EMT

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Sep 22, 2007
I believe current Florida gun laws are fine; and very fair to the vast majority law abiding gun owners of this state....
The Rest of the Story

Spartanburg, SC

#8 Sep 22, 2007
Here's what it takes for a criminal to buy a gun anywhere in the world:
Money.
There is no age limit, no background check, no waiting period. The seller don't care if you intend to murder someone or hold up old ladies because they are criminals. They don't care if the gun they are selling is stolen because it probably was. Most sellers of the guns found on the street prpoably support gun control and bans on assault weapons. It will increase the value of the products they will continue to sell regardless of laws. The increase in price won't make much difference to the criminal buyers because they are buying them with stolen money and the proceeds from stolen property.
Thank God we live in America where you don't have to have a special permit to legally purchase a firearm from a licensed dealer to protect yourself and your family from criminals who are carrying stolen guns they bought on the street from other criminals.
Fl gun owner

Miami, FL

#9 Sep 23, 2007
Social Security numbers are not required to buy a gun but they are recommended to avoid confusion with people with similar names.
Thug

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#10 Sep 23, 2007
Just use someone else's ID, preferably a person with a clean background, and you can buy all the guns you want at any age, anywhere in the good old USA.

If the Shawn Labeet's of the world can buy assault rifles, anyone can.
Melancholy Voter

Miami, FL

#11 Sep 23, 2007
And 99% of those reading this article don't know what "assault rifle" means anyway.

So they can read this article and picture people buying fully automatic weapons same day with just a driver's license.
John Doe

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#12 Sep 23, 2007
The Florida gun laws are ridiculous! Why on earth does anyone except a soldier in warfare need an assault rifle?Why do we allow the continued sale of these weapons? There is really no reason for people to have all these guns, except to give them a false sense of security. This state is becoming like the wild west. Between the gun laws and the exobitant costs of living in Florida pretty soon no civilized or intelligent person will want to live here. Why would they? If you really want sunshine and beaches you can always visit as a tourist or go to other parts of the country that have just as much if not more beaches and sunshine.
LoveableLou

Redmond, WA

#13 Sep 23, 2007
When are the News Papers going get it right. An Assault weapon is a weapon that will contine to shoot,as long as you keep the trigger pressed or until you run out of rounds (2-3 sec) What is out on the streets are semi-Automatic's ,you have to pull the trigger for each round that you fire. They may look the same,but they are not.(Just like women)
Plantaton

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 Sep 23, 2007
Gun laws have many inherent problems but the main one is that people who use them in crime do not buy them legally. Thats why their called criminals, because they do not recognize our laws as applicable to them. What's the point of more gun laws when we can't enforce the laws we have now? The answer you ask? Raise the state sales tax one percent. Half the $ goes to building jails and work crews, No more free ride. If you are incarcerated you will learn what it means to be productive. This will also take care of the "Jobs Americans won't do" issue. The other half of the $ goes to building schools and educating our children properly. Unfortunatley a large segment of our society rich and poor, black and white has failed in this task. When parents let TV and rap videos raise their kids the outcome is certain.
Plantaton

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#16 Sep 23, 2007
Please note: This paper has for years been one sided on this issue. I can't fault them for it as Media is a private industry and can do as they please. I just hope someday they become a bit centered in their reporting. I'm still trying to figure out how Steve Waters(?) manages to maintain a column in this paper considering he is a Sportsman and obviously owns guns.
Plantaton

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#17 Sep 23, 2007
LoveableLou wrote:
When are the News Papers going get it right. An Assault weapon is a weapon that will contine to shoot,as long as you keep the trigger pressed or until you run out of rounds (2-3 sec) What is out on the streets are semi-Automatic's ,you have to pull the trigger for each round that you fire. They may look the same,but they are not.(Just like women)
They will never get it right because they have an agenda. Why screw up a great story with the facts? The Rosie O'Donnells of the world only want you to hear their side of the story. If they give you too much information you may not see it their way. Which brings up a thought, do Rosie's bodyguards carry guns? You bet your life they do. This is the hypocracy that exsits. Her voice tells us that NO ONE should have guns. Unless you are wealthy enough to hire personal protection you are not allowed to defend yourself.
Audio

West Palm Beach, FL

#18 Sep 23, 2007
i be besta bu my asslt gun from my hommie boy 2 shot good peples up....
Packin mineses

North Fort Myers, FL

#19 Sep 23, 2007
John Doe wrote:
The Florida gun laws are ridiculous! Why on earth does anyone except a soldier in warfare need an assault rifle?Why do we allow the continued sale of these weapons? There is really no reason for people to have all these guns, except to give them a false sense of security. This state is becoming like the wild west. Between the gun laws and the exobitant costs of living in Florida pretty soon no civilized or intelligent person will want to live here. Why would they? If you really want sunshine and beaches you can always visit as a tourist or go to other parts of the country that have just as much if not more beaches and sunshine.
Because the THUGS here have them, after the hurricanes blow through these same gold teef mophuggas are out in droves....why do we need to own them....to keep up wif da smifs and da jonses (oh an cause I can!)
Vic L boynton

Boynton Beach, FL

#20 Sep 23, 2007
DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW LONG IT TAKES A DRUG DEALER OR CRIMINAL TO GET A GUN?

DO THEY HAVE A WAITING PERIOD TOO?

KcK

Since: Feb 07

Plantation

#21 Sep 23, 2007
So what???????

Only law abiding citizens walk into a gun store to purchase a gun.

The lawless just attempt to break into the law abiding citizen's house to take what he has legally purchased.

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