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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 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:…

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 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…

Florida Gun Law: Armed and Educated – 3rd Edition

May 10, 2019

Available On-line Although the third edition of our book, Florida Gun Law: Armed and Educated was released on April 11, 2019, it has not been available online until today. For those wishing to purchase online, please visit Amazon.com. Updated The entire book has been reviewed and updated to keep you educated about all the changes…

Punishment Before Guilt – CWFL Suspended for Arrest!

March 26, 2019

Charged with a Crime? Innocent until proven guilty is a foundation of our justice system, but apparently this does not apply to Concealed Weapon and Firearm License holders in Florida.  Being arrested or charged with certain crimes is enough for the Department of Agriculture to immediately suspend your Concealed Weapon and Firearm License (CWFL) without…

Firearms and Boating Outside Florida Waters

March 18, 2019

Last week, we wrote about boating in Florida waters.  (Click here to read)  What if your boating adventures take you into the territorial waters of another state, international waters or to another country?   Today we will discuss firearms and boating outside Florida waters. Other States It is important to realize that state laws differ, so…

Firearms and Boating in the Sunshine State

March 15, 2019

Can I take my firearm on waters in Florida? Unlike many other states, Florida is fortunate to have hundreds of miles of beaches and beautiful waters for boating. Fortunately for Floridians, it is lawful for a person without a CWFL to have a concealed handgun, rifle, or shotgun in their boat or ship. The definition…

Lost or Stolen CWFL – What Now?

March 14, 2019

Each year, many people lose their wallet.  Along with the wallet, they lose credit cards, debit cards, photographs and licenses.  What if you lose your Concealed Weapon or Firearm License (CWFL)?  What do you need to know?  Read on to stay legal. A lost or Stolen CWFL is invalid. Florida Statutes 790.06(9) in relevant part states: (9) In…

What Weapons Are Covered Under Florida’s CWFL?

March 13, 2019

CWFL Covers More Than Just Firearms! A Florida Concealed Weapons and Firearms License (CWFL) covers more than just firearms.  So, what weapons are covered under Florida’s CWFL? Pursuant to Florida Statute § 790.06(1), with a CWFL, one may carry concealed a handgun, electronic weapon or device, tear gas gun, knife, or billie, but the term…

No Gun Sign – Now What?

February 15, 2019

Are “No Gun” Signs Enforceable? Walking up to your favorite restaurant you see a new, “No Guns Allowed” sign.  What do you do now?  You have several choices: Find a new favorite restaurant. Go back to your car and leave your gun in it. Ignore the “No Gun” sign and proceed into the establishment. In…

Carrying in Florida’s State Parks

February 13, 2019

Florida Has Nearly 200 State Parks According to www.floridastateparks.org, Florida hosts 192 state parks. If you enjoy the outdoors, it is likely you will visit one of our state parks.   Therefore, you need to know the law regarding carrying in Florida’s State Parks. With A CWFL State Parks are not one of the listed prohibited…

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