Carry Laws

Byrna Launcher Pepper Spray Gun

Byrna Launchers and Other Pepper Ball Guns

May 13, 2022

Responsible Florida gun owners know that you must have a CWFL to carry a firearm concealed in most situations. However, it is not quite as clear whether you need a CWFL to carry certain other weapons. (See What Weapons are Covered Under Florida’s CWFL? for more information). For example, a CWFL is not needed to…

Carrying a firearm in an RV

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 your car

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…

Constitutional Carry

Constitutional Carry Coming to Florida?

March 30, 2022

Could Constitutional Carry be coming to Florida?  If Governor Ron DeSantis has his way, it seems the answer is yes.  Constitutional Carry is also known as permitless or Vermont Carry, and allows anyone who can lawfully possess a firearm to carry one without any licensing or permitting requirement.  Yesterday, Governor DeSantis called on the Florida Legislature to meet in special session to finish business left incomplete during the latest regular legislative session.

Church Carry

Church Carry Bill Signed Into Law

June 30, 2021

Florida’s new “Church Carry” Bill allows those with a Concealed Weapon and Firearm License to protect themselves, their families and fellow parishioners from deadly attack while at church or other religious services. Church Carry and the carrying of firearms onto the property of religious institutions is now legal in Florida. Today, June 30, 2021, Florida…

Preemption

Florida’s Preemption Law Under Attack

January 27, 2021

Earlier this year, two bills were filed in the Florida Legislature that will wreak havoc in our State should they become law.  These bills, Senate Bill 672 filed by Senator Annette Taddeo and the companion bill filed in the State House, House Bill 6033 by Representative Dan Daley, seek to turn the clock back 34…

drinking and firearms

New Year’s Eve, Drinking, and Firearms

December 15, 2020

Drinking and firearms don’t mix! Let’s start with the fact that drinking and firearms can be a lethal combination. Understand, we are not recommending you consume alcohol or intoxicating drugs and carry a firearm. We are telling you what the law allows and what it does not. In many states, you may not possess a…

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Flying With Firearms

December 05, 2020

With the holiday season underway, it is important to know the law if you will be flying with a firearm and/or ammunition.  All Firearms MUST Be In Your Checked Baggage All firearms MUST be in your checked baggage.  Firearms are not permitted in any carry-on baggage. You cannot bring a firearm, even unloaded on to…

McClosky Article

If The McCloskeys lived in Florida

July 24, 2020

What if the McCloskeys lived in Florida? By now, you are almost certainly familiar with the St. Louis couple that are accused of pointing firearms at protesters that passed by their home.  Since the incident, we have received hundreds of questions asking us what rights a Florida gun owner would have to protect their property…

Wearing Masks

Wearing a Mask in Public While Carrying Concealed

June 19, 2020

Beginning this Saturday, Orange County, Florida, home to The Firearm Firm, is requiring that face masks be worn in public.  Ever since this pandemic started in Florida, we have received questions almost daily as to whether one can wear a mask while lawfully carrying their concealed firearm with a valid CWFL.  The short answer is:…

Carrying at Legislative meetings in Florida

Legislators Already Have the Right to Carry at Meetings of a Legislative Body

February 10, 2020

Legislators Already Have the Right to Carry at Meetings of a Legislative Body. About two weeks ago, the Criminal Justice Subcommittee voted on HB 183, which permits elected officials to carry concealed weapons in public meetings over which they preside, such as city council and county commission meetings.  There is also a companion bill making…

Hurricane Carry Laws

Hurricane Dorian Approaches

August 29, 2019

Carrying a Firearm During a State of Emergency As Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida, we thought it important to remind everyone of the laws regarding firearms that may apply to them as they prepare to evacuate their homes and head to safety.  In 2015, Governor Scott signed into law an “Emergency Concealed Carry” bill.  The law…

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