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Florida Gun Law: Armed and Educated – 4th Edition

May 10, 2019

Updated October 20, 2022 for the release of the 4th Edition Available On-line Florida Gun Law: Armed and Educated 4th Edition – now available in paperback.  Available in paperback on our website, at the U.S. LawShield Freedom Store, and Amazon.com. DIGITAL VERSION available now in the U.S. LawShield Freedom Store. Updated The entire book has…

Florida Poised to Become 26th Permitless Carry State – Sorry Constitutional Carry Not Here!

February 02, 2023

Florida Falls Short on Constitutional Carry On January 30, 2023, House Speaker Paul Renner introduced House Bill 543, which if passed would make Florida the 26th state to allow concealed carry of a firearm without a permit or license.  Currently with few limited exceptions, anyone wanting to carry a concealed firearm or weapon outside of…

Can a Noncitizen Possess a Firearm in Florida?

November 28, 2022

Noncitizens and the Right to Possess Firearms Federal law prohibits the possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person who is not a citizen or national of the United States and who is unlawfully in the U.S. or who has been admitted to the U.S. under a nonimmigrant visa.  There are exceptions for nonimmigrant…

Gun Vote 2022

October 26, 2022

Elections and voting matter. It is election time again. In Florida, Governor DeSantis has promised he will sign “constitutional carry” into law if we elect a legislature that will send him a bill. Federally, H.R. 1808 the Assault Weapons Ban is sitting in the Senate and will pass if Democrats win even a few more…

Florida Casinos – Can I carry a firearm?

October 21, 2022

Many people enjoy going to one of the casinos in Florida while vacationing here. Frequently, people wonder, “Can I carry a firearm when I go to a casino in Florida.” Many people may not realize that casino gambling is not legal in the State of Florida, even though there are casinos on the peninsula. Without…

Serial Numbers Optional?

October 18, 2022

Are serial numbers on firearms now optional? Not yet, however, we happily write today to tell you about another 2A victory in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen.  If you prefer to watch the video version of this article, please click here to…

Police Warning Signs

October 17, 2022

Red Flags the Police Look For During Citizen Encounters This article is part of our invited guest author series. If you missed part one of this four part series, click here to read it now. If you missed part two, click here. By Travis Birney, Federal Law Enforcement Supervisory Special Agent, Firearms Instructor, Tactical Instructor with 25+…

The Second Amendment – A Second Class Right No Longer!

September 21, 2022

The Second Amendment is not a second class right. The Supreme Court announced that in the landmark Bruen decision (Read our blog on Bruen) and now a federal judge in Texas has applied this pronouncement in another gun case. On, September 19, 2021, a federal judge in Texas ruled that based on the recent U.S….

Pistol Braces are Next on the ATFs Attack List

September 06, 2022

ATF’s Amnesty Period As many of you are already aware the ATF and the Biden Administration have their sights set on the very popular Pistol Brace Stabilizer. It is estimated that between 20 to 40 million people own a pistol brace.  The Pistol Brace Stabilizer was created to help those with disabilities obtain better accuracy…

What affect does a withhold of adjudication have on your gun rights?

September 01, 2022

In Florida, judges have authority pursuant to Florida Statute § 948.01 to “withhold adjudication” of guilt, even in most felony cases, and place the offender on probation. “If the defendant successfully completes his probation, he is not a convicted person but if the probation is violated the court may then adjudicate and sentence.” United States…

Police Encounters for Citizens: Part 2 – Public and Private Encounters

September 01, 2022

Police Encounters for Citizens: Part 2 – When & Where This article is part of our invited guest author series. If you missed part one of this four part series, click here to read it now. By Travis Birney, Federal Law Enforcement Supervisory Special Agent, Firearms Instructor, Tactical Instructor with 25+ years’ experience. The opinions…

Shipping Firearms? Not on UPS You’re Not!

August 31, 2022

As of August 29, 2022, shipping firearms via UPS will no longer be allowed for private individuals. According to their publication: 2022 UPS® Tariff/Terms & Conditions of Service – United States, only licensed dealers with a pre-existing contractual relationship will be able to ship firearms using Big Brown. The new policy reads in relevant part:…

Trigger Modifications and Florida Law

August 29, 2022

Trigger modifications of all sorts may be illegal under Florida law. On October 7, 2018, we wrote our first article about Florida’s then upcoming Bump Stock law. Click here to read that article. In it, we wrote that the new law seemed to apply to: Traditional Bump StocksCrank fire devicesBinary triggersand many more commercially available conversion kits or…

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