Florida Law on BB Guns and Children – Dangers of BB Guns – Risks of Personal Injury and Death


Pursuant to Florida Statute sec. 790.22, minors under 16-years old are prohibited from using, for any purpose whatsoever, BB guns, unless the minor using the BB gun is under the supervision and in the presence of an adult who is acting with the consent of the minor’s parent.

Also, a minor under 18-years-old may not possess a firearm. However, there are exceptions. See Fla. Stat. sec. 790.22 for a more detailed list of the exceptions. Any parent, guardian, or other adult responsible for the welfare of the minor who knowingly violates this statute commits a third degree felony.

If you would like to read more Florida laws regarding the use of minors and guns or other weapons please see Florida Statutes, Title XLVI – Crimes, Chapter 790 – Weapons and Firearms.

Although BB guns may not seem to be as dangerous as handguns or other firearms, the device still has the capability of inflicting injury onto others. Therefore, it is imperative for children who wish you use BB guns do so under the supervision of a responsible adult. Supervising a minor while using a BB gun will reduce the risk of the minor sustaining person injuries or inflicting personal injuries onto others.

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