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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 Self-Defense Law UPDATE!

May 25, 2023

Use of Force Not Threat of Deadly Force! The 4th DCA joins the rest of the State. In February of 2021, we wrote an article about changes in Florida’s Use of Force Law.  At the time, the 4th DCA had decided the case of Little v. State, in which it appeared that the 4th DCA…

Florida Court Rules MMA Fighter Joe Schilling Acted in Self-Defense

April 27, 2023

Orlando, Fla., April 27, 2023 – A Florida court ruled that Joe Schilling, former professional mixed martial artist and Muay Thai world champion kickboxer, acted in lawful self-defense and is immune from lawsuit under Florida law, following allegations of battery and negligence stemming from a 2021 incident. Katz & Phillips, P.A., an Orlando-based law firm…

Should I Still Get a CWFL?

April 15, 2023

Should I Still Get a CWFL Under Florida’s NEW Permitless Carry Law? Come July 1, 2023, Floridians and those visiting the Sunshine State will be able to carry a concealed weapon or concealed firearm without having a Florida Concealed Weapons or Firearm License (CWFL) or a carry license or permit from a state which Florida…

Florida Permitless Carry Explained

April 15, 2023

Permitless Carry FINALLY comes to Florida.  On April 3, 2023, Florida Governor Ron Desantis signed House Bill 543 into law, with an effective start date of July 1, 2023. With this amendment to Florida Statute 790.01, Florida has become the 26th state to allow permitless carry. While this is not the same as full Constitutional…

Civil Immunity

March 23, 2023

Florida’s Civil Immunity Statute Protects those who protect themselves and others from suits by the attackers. Self-Defense Immunity from Lawsuits In a previous post, we discussed Self-Defense Immunity from Prosecution. This post will explore a closely related topic, immunity from civil lawsuits after lawful self-defense. It should come as no surprise that the police will…

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….

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