F.S. 2017 WEAPONS AND FIREARMS Ch. 790
upon which are conducted substantial activities involving
national defense, aerospace, or homeland security.
(e) Property owned or leased by a public or private
employer or the landlord of a public or private employer
upon which the primary business conducted is the
manufacture, use, storage, or transportation of combustible
or explosive materials regulated under state or
federal law, or property owned or leased by an employer
who has obtained a permit required under 18 U.S.C. s.
842 to engage in the business of importing, manufacturing,
or dealing in explosive materials on such property.
(f) A motor vehicle owned, leased, or rented by a
public or private employer or the landlord of a public or
(g) Any other property owned or leased by a public
or private employer or the landlord of a public or private
employer upon which possession of a firearm or other
legal product by a customer, employee, or invitee is
prohibited pursuant to any federal law, contract with a
federal government entity, or general law of this state.
History.—s. 1, ch. 2008-7.
1Note.—Section 15, ch. 2011-119, provides that “the amendments made to ss.
509.144 and 932.701, Florida Statutes, and the creation of s. 901.1503, Florida
Statutes, by this act do not affect or impede the provisions of s. 790.251, Florida
Statutes, or any other protection or right guaranteed by the Second Amendment to
the United States Constitution.”
790.256 Public service announcements.—The
Department of Health shall prepare public service
announcements for dissemination to parents throughout
the state, of the provisions of chapter 93-416, Laws
History.—s. 9, ch. 93-416; s. 295, ch. 99-8.
790.27 Alteration or removal of firearm serial
number or possession, sale, or delivery of firearm
with serial number altered or removed prohibited;
(1)(a) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly alter
or remove the manufacturer’s or importer’s serial
number from a firearm with intent to disguise the true
(b) Any person violating paragraph (a) is guilty of a
felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s.
775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(2)(a) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly sell,
deliver, or possess any firearm on which the manufacturer’s
or importer’s serial number has been unlawfully
altered or removed.
(b) Any person violating paragraph (a) is guilty of a
misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided
in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(3) This section shall not apply to antique firearms.
History.—s. 2, ch. 79-58; s. 179, ch. 91-224.
790.29 Paramilitary training; teaching or participation
(1) This act shall be known and may be cited as the
“State Antiparamilitary Training Act.”
(2) As used in this section, the term “civil disorder”
means a public disturbance involving acts of violence by
an assemblage of three or more persons, which
disturbance causes an immediate danger of, or results
in, damage or injury to the property or person of any
other individual within the United States.
(3)(a) Whoever teaches or demonstrates to any other
person the use, application, or making of any firearm,
destructive device, or technique capable of causing
injury or death to persons, knowing or having reason to
know or intending that the same will be unlawfully
employed for use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder
within the United States, is guilty of a felony of the third
degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s.
775.083, or s. 775.084.
(b) Whoever assembles with one or more persons
for the purpose of training with, practicing with, or being
instructed in the use of any firearm, destructive device,
or technique capable of causing injury or death to
persons, intending to unlawfully employ the same for
use in, or in furtherance of, a civil disorder within the
United States, is guilty of a felony of the third degree,
punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s.
(4) Nothing contained in this section shall be construed
to prohibit any act of a law enforcement officer
which is performed in connection with the lawful
performance of his or her official duties or to prohibit
the training or teaching of the use of weapons to be used
for hunting, recreation, competition, self-defense or the
protection of one’s person or property, or other lawful
History.—s. 1, ch. 82-5; s. 164, ch. 83-216; s. 1220, ch. 97-102.
790.31 Armor-piercing or exploding ammunition
or dragon’s breath shotgun shells, bolo shells,
or flechette shells prohibited.—
(1) As used in this section, the term:
(a) “Armor-piercing bullet” means any bullet which
has a steel inner core or core of equivalent hardness
and a truncated cone and which is designed for use in a
handgun as an armor-piercing or metal-piercing bullet.
(b) “Exploding bullet” means any bullet that can be
fired from any firearm, if such bullet is designed or
altered so as to detonate or forcibly break up through
the use of an explosive or deflagrant contained wholly or
partially within or attached to such bullet. The term does
not include any bullet designed to expand or break up
through the mechanical forces of impact alone or any
signaling device or pest control device not designed to
impact on any target.
(c) “Handgun” means a firearm capable of being
carried and used by one hand, such as a pistol or
(d) “Dragon’s breath shotgun shell” means any
shotgun shell that contains exothermic pyrophoric
misch metal as the projectile and that is designed for
the sole purpose of throwing or spewing a flame or
fireball to simulate a flamethrower.
(e) “Bolo shell” means any shell that can be fired in a
firearm and that expels as projectiles two or more metal
balls connected by solid metal wire.
(f) “Flechette shell” means any shell that can be
fired in a firearm and that expels two or more pieces of
fin-stabilized solid metal wire or two or more solid darttype
(2)(a) Any person who manufactures, sells, offers for
sale, or delivers any armor-piercing bullet or exploding
bullet, or dragon’s breath shotgun shell, bolo shell, or