GUN LAWS IN FLORIDA

Complete Guide To CCW Laws


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Florida firearms laws operate at the state level and can be described as being accommodating compared to other states. The states policy is "Shall Issue" for a concealed carry license with the licenses being issued to both residents and non-residents. Florida is one of five states that bans open carry although open carry is permitted in some limited situations. The state has full preemption over all gun laws for handguns and long guns.

Florida CCW Quick Facts

Carry In Vehicle YES
Must Notify Officer NO
Carry In State Parks Allowed YES
No Weapons Signs Enforced NO
Open Carry Permitted NO
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Constitutional Carry NO
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How Reciprocity Works in Florida

State statutes allow Florida to accept licenses from other states only if that state agrees to honor a Florida concealed carry license. Florida reciprocity law is governed by section 790.015 of the Florida statutes.

Florida currently has reciprocity agreements with 36 other states. A Florida concealed carry license is valid in all these states with a few exceptions as noted at the bottom of this section.

Firearms laws vary with each state and a Florida license holder will be subject to the laws of whatever state they are travelling in.

Florida Reciprocity State's

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Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming

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Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming
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Exceptions

Florida and other state CCW license holders should all take note of the following exceptions when traveling in any of the states listed below.
Only residential CCW licenses from states that Florida has reciprocity agreements with will be honored. Non-residential licenses will not be accepted even if the state has a reciprocity agreement with Florida.

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Florida Gun Policy

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Florida CCW License

The Florida concealed carry license differs from other states in that it allows holders of the license to not only carry a handgun but also other weapons such as electronic weapons, tear gas guns, billies (baton) and knives. Applicants must be at least 21 years or older and have completed a firearms training course.

The age requirement is reduced to 18 - 20 for members of the armed forces. There is also a broad range of other requirements applicants must meet with a full list in our requirements section. Applications can be made online, in person or by mail.

Non-Resident License

Non-Residents can apply in the same way as residents. However, non-residents will need to submit paper fingerprint cards with the prints having been done by your local law enforcement agency. You will also need to ensure the address of the agency has been entered on the back of the fingerprint card, if the address is missing your application will be returned.

Moving to Florida
If you are moving to Florida and hold a valid CCW license in your current state you will need to establish residence in Florida by;

  • Making a statement of domicile.
  • Registering to vote.
  • Filing an application for homestead tax exemption on property located in Florida.

Once you have established legal residence in Florida your out of state CCW license will be valid for 90 days. This only applies if your license is from a state that honors a Florida CCW license.

The Law
790-015 Non-resident license

Handgun Training

You will need to submit a copy of a certificate from one of he following courses to prove you are competent with a firearm;

  • NRA training course.
  • Hunter safety courses that have been approved by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission or by similar organizations in other states.
  • Any firearms safety course offered by a college, law enforcement agency, private or public institution, with instructors that are certified by the NRA, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer services or Criminal Justice Training Commission.
  • A firearms training course with a state certified instructor.
  • Documents from participation in an organized shooting competition.

Military Training
If you are on active duty you can submit a military order or a statement of military service signed by a personnel officer or commander. For former military personnel you can submit a DD form 214 for honorable discharge from military service.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • You have completed an approved firearms training class
  • You are a U.S. citizen or legal resident alien
  • You must reside in the U.S.
  • You do not have two or more DUI convictions within the previous 3 years
  • No convictions for a violent crime in the last three years, either misdemeanor or felony
  • Federal law requirements

More Details
These are the minimum requirements to qualify for a Florida concealed carry permit. Full requirement details for a concealed carry permit can be found on the application page.

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Florida: Places Off-Limits for CCW

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Places Off-Limits in Florida

  • Any police, sheriff, or highway patrol station
  • Any detention facility, prison, or jail
  • Any courthouse or courtroom
  • Any polling place
  • Any meeting of the governing body of a county, public school district, municipality, or special district
  • Any meeting of the Legislature or a committee thereof
  • Any school, college, or professional athletic event not related to firearms
  • Any elementary or secondary school facility or administration building
  • Any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises
  • Any area of a vocational-technical center
  • Any place of nuisance as defined in s. 823.05
  • Any college or university facility
  • Inside the passenger terminal and sterile area of any airport
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Places Allowed in Florida

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • All areas of the state, except those listed as Off-Limits

Pointers: Florida CCW

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Florida Open Carry

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Open carry in Florida.

The Facts on Florida Open Carry

As a general rule Florida open carry is illegal and the law bans handguns from being carried openly even with a valid permit. Open carry has not always been banned in Florida's gun history but currently Florida is one of  five states in the US that ban open carry. The Supreme Court in November, 2017 upheld the ban on open carry in Florida by refusing to hear a case challenging the law.

When Is Open Carry Legal?

There are under Florida Statute 790.25 certain limited conditions in which open carry is legal. Such conditions would be if you are;

  • Traveling to or engaged in camping
  • Fishing
  • Hunting or
  • Lawful target shooting

790.25 Lawful Ownership, Possession, and use of Firearms and Other Weapons

  • (h) A person engaged in fishing, camping, or lawful hunting or going to or returning from a fishing, camping, or lawful hunting expedition;
  • (i) A person engaged in the business of manufacturing, repairing, or dealing in firearms, or the agent or representative of any such person while engaged in the lawful course of such business;
  • (j) A person firing weapons for testing or target practice under safe conditions and in a safe place not prohibited by law or going to or from such place;
  • (k) A person firing weapons in a safe and secure indoor range for testing and target practice;

Open carry is only permitted in the above limited situations.

How Will The Police React to Open Carry in Florida?

As seen in the following video clip you will be stopped by law enforcement and questioned if seen open carrying a firearm in Florida. Even if you are engaged in legal activities where open carry is permitted such as fishing, hunting, and camping you will still likely raise unwanted attention from the police who are likely to fire some questions your way (hopefully not bullets)!

Florida Police question teen who is open carrying.

History Of Florida Gun Laws

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Antique handgun

Learn Florida's Gun History

1894

Until 1894 concealed carry of a firearm for self defense was accepted in Florida. The original licensing law was enacted in 1894 but was only applicable in the county in which it was issued. These licenses were issued by the various County Commissions with applicants having to post a surety bond or $100 cash. However, the 1894 law did not include concealed carry which was not permitted before the early 1970's.

1970

This changed in the early 1970's when a man that was denied a permit in Sarasota County appealed to the Florida Supreme Court. The Court ruled that carriage of a firearm was a right that the Florida Constitution guaranteed and the various commissions MUST issue a permit. This court ruling forced a change to the 1894 law and it was slightly modified to permit that method of carry, however it was still only legal in the county a permit was issued.

1987

In 1987 the Florida gun laws were updated and Florida became a Shall Issue state. The 1987 law also legitimized open carry without a license, however due to public opposition stoked by the press open carry was then banned again. Up until 1987 unlawful carrying of a firearm was treated as a misdemeanor.

2005

Florida was the first state to enact stand your ground laws on October 1, 2005. More than 20 other states quickly passed similar laws after the introduction of Florida's law.

Florida Concealed Carry Laws

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Florida Gun Laws To Know

NO - Must Inform Officer

There is nothing in Florida gun laws that states you must inform a law enforcement officer you have a firearm when approached on official business. You are required by law to carry your permit, together with photo ID, at all times during which the permittee is in actual possession of a concealed handgun.

The Law
790.06

NO

Any "No Firearms" signage in Florida generally does not have the law behind it. Unless, the sign is posted in an area that falls within the Off-Limits law. The area must be specifically stated in the section of law as being off limits.

Even if the law does not backup a "No Firearms" sign you can still be arrested for trespass if you enter the property. So its best to not enter any property with such a sign posted.

YES - Without a permit
It is lawful for a person 18 years of age or older to possess a concealed firearm or other weapon for self-defense or other lawful purposes within the interior of a private vehicle, without a license, if the firearm or other weapon is securely encased or is otherwise not readily accessible for immediate use. "Securely encased" means in a glove compartment, whether or not locked; snapped in a holster; in a gun case, whether or not locked; in a zippered gun case; or in a closed box or container which requires a lid or cover to be opened for access.

The Law
790.25
790.001
790.17 Minimum age to transport Firearm 18

NO - with or Without a permit
Open Carry is illegal in Florida even if you have a permit/license. Under section 790.25(3)(h)(j)(k) of the Florida statutes there are some limited situations were it is legal to open carry such as traveling to and being engaged in lawful target shooting, fishing, hunting, and camping.

The Law
790.053
790.25

YES/NO
In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol

You are not permitted under Florida law to carry in a bar area that serves alcohol. The law states that "any portion of an establishment that dispenses alcohol.... which is primarily devoted to such purpose".

So it is widely interpreted in Florida to mean that you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol, as its primary purpose is to dispense food and not alcohol. However, if the restaurant has a bar area you cannot enter that area while carrying a firearm. And you certainly cannot enter a fully licensed bar. That is classed as a misdemeanor with a possible 60 days jail or $500 fine.

Note
If the restaurant has posted a no firearms sign and you enter then you could be charged with armed trespass which is a felony.

The Law
790.06 (12)

YES

It is legal to carry in the following areas;

State Parks:    YES
State/National Forests:    YES
State Game Management Units:    YES
Road Side Rest Areas:   YES

The Law
State Park Rules

"The right of the people to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves and of the lawful authority of the state shall not be infringed, except that the manner of bearing arms may be regulated by law."
(Art. I, § 8)
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Florida Off-Limit Statutes

Other Florida CCW Statutes

For information on other states handgun laws please go back to the state laws page and select the state you are interested in.

Other Firearm Laws

Private Sales
Private sales of guns in Florida are legal and the transaction does not need to be processed through a licensed dealer as in some other states.

Florida law allows counties to require background checks and a 3 – 5 day waiting period when firearms are sold on property the public have access to such as a gun show. However, these local laws cannot be applied to concealed carry permit holders.

Florida Constitution, Art VIII Sec. 5(b)

Florida CCW FAQ's

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Florida CCW Contact

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Miami-Dade Office

Hours


Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed


Contact


Address 7743 NW 48th St. Ste. 100

CityDoral, FL 33166-5407

Phone (305) 639-3500

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Important

The information contained on this page is not legal advice but is merely a starting point for your own research. It is up to you to decide what the best course of action is for your circumstances. We are not lawyers, if you'd like individualized legal advice, we'd be happy to refer you to some law practices with known firearm specializations. It is crucial that you understand the law before you carry a firearm. Also, remember that just because a statute may clearly say one thing or another, that doesn't mean all members of law enforcement know it. That also goes for lawyers and even judges too.

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Sue Davis
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Sue Davis

Please correct ‘your’ at top of page and change to ‘you’re’ or ‘you are’.

Autumn
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Autumn

Question my great grandmother passed away and didn’t sign her hand gun off to anyone. My mother would like to have the weapon placed in her name but there are no papers for this weapon we found it in her possessions how can I get my mom’s name on it so we don’t have anything to worry about?

Shawn
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Shawn

If your are a resident. Within the state of Florida. Then the legal transfer of that property through the estate would be handled by your attorney. But the firearms itself doesn’t require official paperwork beyond the transfer of property through the estate.

Bryan Sherwin
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Bryan Sherwin

Is it illegal to carry two handguns with your CCW?

Ray Pursifull
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Ray Pursifull

Can I posses a hand gun in florida if its registered to someone else ?

Daniel J Glanz Sr
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Daniel J Glanz Sr

There is no such thing as “registered to someone else”. with the exception of automatic weapons (machine guns), guns are not registered to anyone. The law only regulates a person’s right to carry a gun, any gun, concealed.

Craig
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Craig

The comment in regards to being stopped and hopefully no bullets flying your way, is unnecessary and non-humorous. We support the Second Amendment unequivocally – in today’s atmosphere where the climate is anti-let’s enforcement such puns are ridiculous.

Jo Grafton
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Jo Grafton

If you have a concealed weapons permit in Georgia and your permanent residence is in Georgia do you have to have a Florida concealed weapons permit to carry a concealed weapon while in Florida

Myles
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Myles

I have a non aggressive felony on my record, from Alabama, and im trying to get my concealed carry license in Florida where I reside. what do I have to do or who do I have to go through to accomplish this?

Bradley
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Bradley

I have my PA CCW. I’ve been doing some reading and it says Florida recognizes PA with residency restrictions. I can’t find the resident restrictions listed anywhere. Can anyone help me with that?

chutethemall
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chutethemall

Florida recognizes no non-resident permits, except it’s own.

RevV
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RevV

Bradly I called a PA sheriff to ask about residential vs non for PA because I now have PA non resident but am moving to PA. The sheriff told me that PA does not have a difference between in and out of state permits. So here’s my guess: if your PA permit has a PA address then FL will honor it. I’d call FL state police to be sure.

Chris cornell
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Chris cornell

Can I put my hand gun in the front seat in a holster

Virgil
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Virgil

Yes. As long as the holster has a bail or button snap

Cody
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Cody

Hey everyone, so I am having a bit of a problem and am highly confused about the situation.. So about 3 or 4 months back I purchased a handgun, at the time I did not have my concealed carry license, so I waited the 3 days, and went and picked up my gun, no issues, and began the process of getting my license. So catching up to current time, I now have my concealed carry license ( have had about a month now) and I went to purchase a hand gun tonight and I was denied the sale.. So what… Read more »

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michael s pasanen

Have you been arrested in the past? If so this is what the problem is and they see you have a previous arrest record and this flagged you for approval. Or someone else has same name and they have to verify with that county on local level before approval. I suggest you get a UPIN number like I did it will speed up the process of approval and you will not get denied again. Look up UPIN and you will have to fill out a form and finger print card again but it was worth it for me.

Lunakipr23
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Lunakipr23

I had a similar situation. I’ve had my ccw since 2014 and have purchased fireams several times before. I purchased a gun back in June and was held on “pending approval” until October. While I was not denied I had to wait 4 months for final approval. The reason was because when they did the background check it showed that my ssn was compromised, meaning that someone else commited a felony and gave a random ssn that happened to be mine. They didn’t use my name or date of birth, so it is not considered id theft, so I had… Read more »

Cody
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Cody

Hey everyone, so I am having a bit of a problem and am highly confused about the situation.. So about 3 or 4 months back I purchased a handgun, at the time I did not have my concealed carry license, so I waited the 3 days, and went and picked up my gun, no issues, and began the process of getting my license. So catching up to current time, I now have my concealed carry license ( have had about a month now) and I went to purchase a hand gun tonight and I was denied the sale.. So what… Read more »

Maynard
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Maynard

Eronious denials are not uncommon. I don’t know what or why this happened to you, but people to get a denial from time to time that occurs due to an NICS glitch. If you meet requirements you can appeal and overturn denial. It takes some time to get done, via postal mail only I think.
Good luck

michael s pasanen
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michael s pasanen

Have you been arrested in the past? If so this is what the problem is and they see you have a previous arrest record and this flagged you for approval. Or someone else has same name and they have to verify with that county on local level before approval. I suggest you get a UPIN number like I did it will speed up the process of approval and you will not get denied again. Look up UPIN and you will have to fill out a form and finger print card again but it was worth it for me.

James Harrison
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James Harrison

I live in Florida i have a ccw permit-Whats. Subchapter H chapter. 411 of the government code. if someone could help id appreciate it.

Gino Rodeghiero
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Gino Rodeghiero

Why is it so hard to find out about new laws pertaining to exposure of holster/gun not being a crime?

Chris
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Chris

I hold a valid ccw in Florida. If I build a Polymer80 pistol is it valid to carry with my ccw or do I have to have a serial number assigned to it first?

Virgil
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Virgil

P80’s are completely legal as far as I know.

Richard Suessine
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Richard Suessine

Question I am moving to Florida and have a cpl license in my state that I live in now I have recently taken and pass a cal nra approved class that is valid for 5yrs do I have to take another class in Florida, or is it not required

Qwikdraw45
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Qwikdraw45

If the course had a shooting component (some shooting at the range) and not just classroom training, FL will accept that.

Jason Cox
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Jason Cox

Only thing that is required in fl is a hunters safety course far as I know that is all I had to have to get my ccw

Virgil
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Virgil

Florida accepts conceal carry permits from many states. You can simply find your answer on google.

Ron
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Ron

Your other state CCW permit is good for 30 days once you obtain residency in Florida. When you apply give them a copy of your ccw training certificate and they will honor it. If you’re a veteran all you need is a copy of your DD214 and honorable discharge.

Kathy Spencer
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Kathy Spencer

I would like to know the same question!!

Tito
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Tito

Can i carry at the mall

Jason Cox
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Jason Cox

By what I was told by law enforcement was you can carry any where’s but if they ask you to leave you must leave or at least lock it up in your vehicle

Virgil
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Virgil

Yes. Just as long as you do not enter a facility that serves alcohol as it’s primary purpose.

Walker
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Walker

Question: In Florida can you carry into a preschool or church grounds if you have a concealed weapons permit?

Tater
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Tater

On church grounds, you need permission directly from the pastor himself, no one else.

Virgil
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Virgil

No.

Walker
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Walker

To answer the question, I have come to find out you CAN carry on a preschool campus. The law does NOT cover preschools. Elementary, middle or high school you can’t carry but a preschool you can.

Walker
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Walker

Where is this law? Cause it seems it was changed and you can now carry on church grounds

walt
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walt

Is there any list of doctor prescribed meds that are considered a reason to keep you from having/using a concealed carry permit

Jorge Sanchez
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Jorge Sanchez

Just moved to florida and currently i have a florida non residents florida ccw. Besides at local range what other place can u set up target practice legaly?

Skud
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Skud

Private land in a non-residential area, which essentially means several acres of land that you personally own well outside of any urban centers, and that’s about it. And even then, it helps to be friendly with all your neighbors and the local sherrifs office. Technically, you can shoot guns on public land in Florida (portions of the Everglades and other large natural areas), but it’s highly frowned upon and I wouldn’t recommend it. Park rangers generally see it as okay to fire a couple rounds to zero your sights before going hunting, but driving out to the Everglades to unload… Read more »

Donna
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Donna

What if I have a Fla. concealed permit and I am traveling. How do I need to store my weapon when going thru states that don’t reciprocate?

Qwikdraw45
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Qwikdraw45

Under Federal law. Unloaded, in a locked case in the trunk of the vehicle. If no trunk, it must be inaccessible from the passenger compartment. Maybe a second container, like a footlocker.

Scubadude
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Scubadude

There are states and cities that do NOT allow any type weapon to be possessed unless approved by a judge from that same area. Do NOT Carry into NY State let alone NYC as, if caught, you will have a felony charge.

Jason Cox
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Jason Cox

By what I have been told by fhp follow the rules for each state that you travel through

Cheyenne T
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Cheyenne T

Is it legal to carry a loaded concealed firearm if you have a concealed weapons permit? Also, can you carry your loaded firearm in your purse?

Jason Cox
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Jason Cox

Yes

Keith Dicken
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Keith Dicken

Does the Florida Stand Your Ground Law apply to a person who is not a Florida resident that is a reciprocal carry authorized person, ie., does this law protect an Alabama CCW Permit carrier, when in the state of Florida?

chutethemall
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chutethemall

yes, the law protects anyone carrying legally.

jim
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jim

I am moving from ct to florida at the end of the month and have a vaild pistol permit but its no good in fl. My question is when i submit my new fl ccw paperwork can i use my nra cert. that i got up here or do i have to take the course all over?

Qwikdraw45
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Qwikdraw45

If the NRA certificate involves shooting and not just classroom, it will count.

Duane
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Duane

I have a CCW in Florida and I’m staying in a hotel in Orlando. There is no signage in the front of the hotel about firearms not being allowed on the grounds. I used the safe in my room to store my firearm and the safe stopped working. I had to call hotel security to open it. Once he saw my firearm, he said that I was not allowed to carry it and I had to secure it in my car. I thought there had to be a posted sign.

Virgil
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Virgil

Please refer to 776.013, 5A Use of Force

Drew
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Drew

If you choose to inform an office that you have a valid permit, Is it required by law that you hand over your firearm if requested by the officer?

Atomic
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Atomic

If I have a CCW in Arizona would Florida honor it or would I have to be a resident in that state as I’m clear in most.?

Virgil
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Virgil

Yes, Florida accepts Arizona CCW

chutethemall
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chutethemall

Florida accepts no non-resident permits other than it’s own.

John C
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John C

Hello,
I am needing some help here. I will be moving to Florida in the beginning of Aug 2018. I currently have a WV concealed premit. Will I be able to transfer it over to a FL concealed permit? I want to be able to carry, but I also want to make sure I do this right..

Thank you

Qwikdraw45
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Qwikdraw45

No. Florida requires that you have a Florida permit (once you are a resident of Florida). They only recognize out of state permits when you are a resident of that state.

chutethemall
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chutethemall

Even after establishing Florida residency, your WV residential permit remains valid for 90 days.
That should cover the time needed to get your new FL permit.

Aaron
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Aaron

I have not researched this very hard but I recently heard from a few lawyers that with Florida’s new Medical Marijuana law, that if one is granted a medical marijuana permit, it countermands part of the CCW permit in some part of the ‘people allowed to CCW’ and this will nullify your qualification to carry CCW if you use / take marijuana. I hear that while they are not going to go after people (yet), they will deny renewal of a CCW for those with Med Marijuana cards. Can you please verify this, because if it is true, it has… Read more »

John Williams
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John Williams

It’s 100% correct it will denie your renewal for your ccw on the spot when you try to renew it

Peteopc
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Peteopc

Can you openly carry loaded or unloaded magazines?

Virgil
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Virgil

Yes. Magazines are not considered a firearm.

Elton Cheung
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Elton Cheung

Is it legal to have a handgun inside the back trunk if you come from other state without a CCW?

Aaron
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Aaron

As long as you are legally allowed to own / posses firearms Yes.
As long as the firearms are legal (not stolen etc) then Yes.
As long as the firearms do not fall under special categories (class 3 weapons as an example) then Yes

You might also want to keep the gun in a case too and not just rattling around in the trunk.

Clint
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Clint

Is it legal to transport an Uncles firearms from Georgia to Glorida?

Clint
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Clint

Florida that is

Aaron
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Aaron

As long as you are legally allowed to own / posses firearms Yes.
As long as the firearms are legal (not stolen etc) then Yes.
As long as the firearms do not fall under special categories (class 3 weapons as an example) then Yes

Carlo Lagana
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Carlo Lagana

I have 20 acres next to a post office. How far must I be from the post office to legally discharge my firearm and make a range ?

Aaron
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Aaron

That’s a very complicated question. There are many rules, Federal, State, and possibly municipal regarding gun ranges etc. As for a distance away, that I could not tell you. I do know many municipalities though that have ordinances saying gun stores etc can’t be within 500 feet, 1000 feet etc of a school, hospital etc. You would be best to check every potential law source Federal on down to the little town you may live in to get all the laws and local ordinances.

chutethemall
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chutethemall

I do not know the exact answer, but my guess is that it’s the same as anywhere else.
I would suggest as far away as possible, and ask your local sheriff to avoid unpleasant surprises.

Steven Resendez
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Steven Resendez

There is a lot of information about Florida concealed carry laws. I have a Illinois CCL; would I be able to carry legally in Florida? Or do I have to get a permit?

Virgil
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Virgil

Negative. The state of Florida does not honor Illinois CCW

chutethemall
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chutethemall

You would need to get a Florida Non-Resident permit; your Illinois license is worthless here.

Sandy
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Sandy

If my right to vote is restored is my right to have handgun at home also restored? It was non violent crime and over 30 yrs ago.

Aaron
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Aaron

That is not always a given. Your paperwork showing your restoration of civil rights should specifically identify what you once again can and can not do. If you did not specifically ask for gun rights to be restored it may not have been. If they were restored, Id carry some official documentation showing that as well. The cop is pretty sure to see the felony, not so sure to see the restoration of rights. It just might help make things easier if the issue comes up.

Arnie
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Arnie

In one paet of the site you state the correct law on carrying your permit. In another you state: “You are required by law to carry your permit, together with photo ID, at all times during which the permittee is in actual possession of a concealed handgun.” Where in the heck did you derive photo ID from? Not stated in the law. Haven’t heard of any court cases on that subject yet.

Aaron
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Aaron

Last time I seen a Florida CCW it was a photo ID. That should be enough to qualify for the photo ID part I’d think. He might be referring to if you are a non resident in Florida perhaps with a non Florida CCW.? Perhaps some states they are not photo ID? Id venture to say ‘A’ photo ID of some sort so they can verify you are who you claim to be and of course check that you are not a felon. Good point with it not being stated in the law, but the law does say you must… Read more »

Richard Emmil
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Richard Emmil

Can I carry a weapon mounted under my dashboard if I have ccw for Florida. I am a Florida resident

Aaron
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Aaron

As long as you are legally allowed to have a weapon yes, but it will have to have some sort of (two step) to access on it. This is the general rule for any weapon in a vehicle, it can’t be laying ready to use right on your lap or on the seat next to you. You have to unlock, open container, remove holster, some action to ‘unsecure’ the weapon first. Some say this is to prove intent to use, if you ever do have to use it, ie you had time to think about your next action (use the… Read more »

John
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John

In the state of Florida you can have a weapon on the passenger seat as long as it is in plain site and is not concealed. If it is covered even the slightest bit it will become a concealed weapon. Don’t know if I would carry it on the seat put it is legal to do so but make sure it is completely visible.

Anthony Adorno
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Anthony Adorno

Can a non-federal felony from another state more than 30 years ago prohibit the acquisition of a CCW permit or other in Florida?

Aaron
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Aaron

You will have to have disclosed it on the permit application, and generally you will have to have a judge restore your civil rights, ie you are allowed to once again carry a gun. Getting the judge to do this of course depends on what the felony crime was. If a gun was used in the nature of the crime, or it was sexual, or an assault other than simple (verbal), good luck on that.

Caroline Poole
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Caroline Poole

What, please, is the legal definition, in Florida, of a handgun/pistol vs a long gun? (specifically for CC purpose)

Aaron
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Aaron

I am not the expert but. Pistol or handgun you hold in one hand, or wrap your hands around the stock to hold and steady and it was manufactured in this manner. long gun / shotgun you butt up against your shoulder to fire. That would include a rifle or a shotgun. There ARE minimum barrel lengths on rifle / shotgun of 16 inch minimum barrel / 26 inches overall length. Don’t think you can put a rifle barrel on your Glock and get away with it, it won’t work. Don’t saw down the barrel of your rifle either, that… Read more »

Zalika Burson
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Zalika Burson

Does Floridia have a Max magazine carrying capacity? If so, what is it.

chutethemall
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chutethemall

No limits.

Carol Downey
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Carol Downey

if you own 10 acres of property are you allowed to target shoot?

chutethemall
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chutethemall

Probably. I suggest asking your local sheriff to avoid conflicts.

George
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George

This video should help: https://youtu.be/IpFrBUIZomE
Contacting aa licensed attorney or the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission would be a better bet for information than calling your local sheriff who could be anti 2A.

D J Hayes
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D J Hayes

I often drive my Disabled Vet friend to the local Bay Pines VA Hospital. I always have a CWL firearm with me in the vehicle but remove it from my hip and leave it in my vehicle when helping my friend to his doctors. There are “NO FIREARMS OR WEAPONS” signs all over the place; I was even required to remove my pocketknife to my van on one occasion… . Am I allowed to keep a weapon on Federal Property in my privately owned vehicle?

Giuuu
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Giuuu

I wouldn’t if they do a random sweep with dogs u would be in deep s***, but im not an attorney. You should call a licensed attorney.

charles krejci
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charles krejci

Is a sword cane legal in Florida?

chutethemall
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chutethemall

Yes, if you have a valid Concealed Weapon or Firearm License.
It’s a concealed weapon because the sword function is disguised.

Geor
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Geor

Anyting with a 3inch or smaller blade can be carried w/o a cwp. an exemption would be a utility knife such as a box cutter. But you can carry a knife longer than 3 inches as long as it isnt concealed. But u should ask a licensed attorney.

John Klatt Sr
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John Klatt Sr

Visiting grom Indiana with a valid C&C, an I legal to carry in Florida, so long as I follow the no carry rules and regulations? I remember some years ago when I lived here, that the state has a 2 step law when carrying, is that still in effect as well?

chutethemall
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chutethemall

your Indiana permit would be accepted if you are an Indiana resident.

Riley
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Riley

Can you be 18 and buy a handgun from a private seller?

Kim
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Kim

I recently got married and changed my name. When I call the number on the back of my license, the recording tells me there is no Florida law requiring me to change my name on my CWW license prior to renewal. I’m just trying to clarify and make sure I have legal documentation. Can you verify?

Mike
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Mike

I have a gun permit in Tennessee going to Florida on vacation is my permit ok in Florida

chutethemall
Guest
chutethemall

Your TN permit is fine if you are a TN resident.

Michelle karaidos
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Michelle karaidos

Can you legally cc in a bank or financial institution?

chutethemall
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chutethemall

yes.

Randy
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Randy

Heading to Virginia with a CWP in Florida, do I have any worries from State to state?

chutethemall
Guest
chutethemall

no

Jusme Duffy
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Jusme Duffy

Am I allowed to purchase a shotgun in the state of Florida at the age of 18 Without CCW license

Michael Kennedy
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Michael Kennedy

Is it lawful for a non profit business, owning the land that the business is operating on, to prohibit concealed firearms?

Mickijot
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Mickijot

no its a profitable business and a program of firearm
https://www.virginiaccwonline.com/get-online-concealed-carry-classes/

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