Florida Senate - 2016                                     SB 612
       By Senator Hays
       11-00078-16                                            2016612__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the slungshot; amending s. 790.001,
    3         F.S.; revising the definition of the term “concealed
    4         weapon” to delete its inclusion of a slungshot;
    5         amending s. 790.09, F.S.; deleting provisions
    6         prohibiting the manufacture or sale of any instrument
    7         or weapon usually known as a slungshot; amending s.
    8         790.18, F.S.; deleting a provision prohibiting a
    9         dealer in arms from selling or transferring a
   10         slungshot to a minor; providing an effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section
   15  790.001, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   16         790.001 Definitions.—As used in this chapter, except where
   17  the context otherwise requires:
   18         (3)(a) “Concealed weapon” means any dirk, metallic
   19  knuckles, slungshot, billie, tear gas gun, chemical weapon or
   20  device, or other deadly weapon carried on or about a person in
   21  such a manner as to conceal the weapon from the ordinary sight
   22  of another person.
   23         Section 2. Section 790.09, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   24  read:
   25         790.09 Manufacturing or selling metallic knuckles
   26  slungshot.—Whoever manufactures or causes to be manufactured, or
   27  sells or exposes for sale any instrument or weapon of the kind
   28  usually known as slungshot, or metallic knuckles commits, shall
   29  be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as
   30  provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
   31         Section 3. Section 790.18, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   32  read:
   33         790.18 Sale or transfer of arms to minors by dealers.—It is
   34  unlawful for any dealer in arms to sell or transfer to a minor
   35  any firearm, pistol, Springfield rifle or other repeating rifle,
   36  bowie knife or dirk knife, brass knuckles, slungshot, or
   37  electric weapon or device. A person who violates this section
   38  commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in
   39  s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
   40         Section 4. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.