Florida Firearms Purchases, Amendment 12
appeared on the November 3, 1998
election ballot in Florida
, where it was approved
. Amendment 12 was one of nine ballot measures
placed on the 1998 Florida ballot by the Florida Constitution Revision Commission
. The amendment opened criminal background check and waiting period for firearms sales on property to public access.
| Florida Amendment 12 (1998)|
| Yes|| 2,655,010|| 72%|
Results obtained via 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.