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Road Rage – The #1 Reason Gun Owners are Getting Arrested

August 01, 2022

By: David S. Katz & James D. Phillips Time and time again, we get the call. An individual was in a road rage incident and has been arrested, accused of pulling and waiving a firearm at the other driver. Recently, a Crestview woman was arrested after she was accused of pulling a gun on a…

Gun Safety is EVERYONE’S Responsibility

June 07, 2022

Gun Owners Must Be Responsible for Gun Safety! Another day, another tragic story in the news.  This morning I was saddened to read the story of a 2-year-old shooting and killing his father.  Not long ago a child shot himself after finding his father’s gun in the car that the father had left him while…

Carrying a Firearm in an RV

May 03, 2022

Recreational Vehicles, Trailers, and Travelling with Firearms What are the laws for carrying a firearm in an RV? As summer approaches, there are many families who will be hitting the road in their RVs and trailers. The laws regarding carrying a firearm are different for vehicles and homes. Many responsible gun owners call us asking…

Carrying a Firearm in a Car with a CWFL!

April 21, 2022

Concealed is Key Carrying a firearm in a car is perfectly legal whether or not you have a valid Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License (CWFL). In previous article we have written about carrying a firearm in a car without a CWFL, so today we will focus on those who have a CWFL. Anyone who…

Carrying a Firearm at Disney

April 08, 2022

April 8, 2022 ORLANDO’S THEME PARKS To say that we get a lot of calls about carrying a firearm at Disney or other Orlando theme parks would be a drastic understatement. These local tourist attractions are some of the most famous in the world.  However, most people do not think to look for their firearm…

Cruising – Can I Keep My Gun in My Car?

March 01, 2019

CRUISING – A Favorite Florida Past Time With major cruise lines sailing weekly from Port Canaveral, Miami, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale and others, it is no wonder cruising is a favorite past time of Floridians.  Speaking on gun law throughout the state, we meet many Floridians who have no idea about the restrictions on firearm possession…

Interstate Transportation of Firearms

February 18, 2019

Interstate Transportation of Firearms -The McClure-Volkmer Act Planning a cross-country trip?  Not sure how to travel with your firearm through each states?  Even though state laws vary, Federal law allows for the Interstate Transportation of firearms through all states in a vehicle.  The McClure-Volkmer Act makes it easier for the traveling public to ensure they…

Carrying In A Commercial Vehicle

January 31, 2019

Carrying a firearm in a commercial vehicle is not federally regulated.  Many commercial truck drivers believe that Federal Law prohibits them from carrying in a commercial truck.  This is simply wrong.   To be clear, there are no federal regulations on carrying a firearm in a commercial vehicle.   It does not matter whether you have a…

Traffic Stop While Carrying a Firearm!

January 31, 2019

By James D. Phillips One of the most frequent questions that our attorneys are asked at seminars is, “What do I do if I am involved in a Traffic Stop While Carrying a Firearm?”  Sometime, what you are required to do by law, and what we recommend you do differ.  The first paragraph below discusses…

Can You Carry a Firearm On A Motorcycle?

January 25, 2019

You Can Carry a Firearm on a Motorcycle Just Like Any Other Vehicle Florida is known for its beautiful weather and stunning beaches.  Therefore, it is no surprise that Florida residents hit the roads on their motorcycles to explore the sunshine state. Further, Daytona Beach, Florida hosts two nationally renowned motorcycle events each year.  Both…

CWFL Holder’s Disarmed at Traffic Stops

January 09, 2019

On a firearms group Facebook page, I was asked, “under what legal authority do police officers search and disarm lawful gun owners who possess a CWFL during routine traffic stops?”  I wrote a brief answer, which is expanded on here. Under Florida law, there is absolutely no statutory authority for a police officer to disarm…

Carrying a Firearm in Your Car Without a CWFL.

December 31, 2018

By Danielle Wall Not everyone wants to get a concealed weapons license, but some people do want to be able to have a firearm with them in case of an emergency or to partake in target practice and things of that sort.  So, how does one, in the State of Florida, carry a firearm without…

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