Do I need a Concealed Weapons Permit to Buy a Gun?

Do I need a Concealed Carry Permit to buy a firearm?

The simple answer is no you do not. To buy a firearm in the State of Florida all you need is a valid government issued ID ( Driver's License, Identification Card) or a combination of ID to prove:

  • Your current residence address
  • Your Full Name
  • Your Date of Birth

You only need a concealed carry permit if you're planning on concealing your firearm on or about your person. Which means in your waistband, purse or backpack. If you do not have a concealed weapons permit you will have a three day wait. The only difference with a concealed carry permit you will not have to wait the three full business days for your firearm, you will be able to take it with you right after you purchase it. You can read more about the Florida three-day waiting rule by reading our Why is there a Three Day wait to buy a firearm article. For a detailed explanation of the process to buy a firearm along with ID requirements check out his post How to buy a firearm in Florida.

If you would like to get your Florida Concealed Weapons Permit, click here to see our online concealed carry class schedule.