The Florida Firearms Purchases Amendment, also known as Amendment 12, was a commission referral in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 3, 1998.
This amendment modified Article VIII of the Florida Constitution to provide a local option for criminal background checks and waiting periods for firearms sales. Amendment 12 was one of nine ballot measures placed on the 1998 Florida ballot by the Florida Constitution Revision Commission.
| Florida Amendment 12 (1998)|
| Yes|| 2,655,010|| 72%|
Election results via: Florida Division of Elections.
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| Firearms Purchases: Local Option For Criminal History Records Check And Waiting Period.—Authorizes each county the option of requiring a criminal history records check and waiting period of 3 to 5 days in connection with the "sale" of any firearm; defines "sale" as the transfer of money or other valuable consideration for a firearm where any part of the transaction occurs on property open to public access; does not apply to holders of a concealed weapons permit when purchasing a firearm.