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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 Updated The entire book has been reviewed and updated to keep you educated about all the changes…

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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…

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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…

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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

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…

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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

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…

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Carrying in Florida’s State Parks

February 13, 2019

Florida Has Nearly 200 State Parks According to, 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…

Carrying in a National Park

Carrying in National Parks in Florida

February 12, 2019

Florida Has Several National Parks There are lots of well known things to do in the State of Florida.  Visitors enjoy theme parks, beaches, festivals and much more.   But what about the nature lovers out there?  Florida has a number of National Parks including Everglades, Biscayne and Dry Tortuga.  Carrying in National Parks in Florida…

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Opened and Concealed Carry While Camping in Florida

February 07, 2019

Opened and Concealed Carry While Camping Is Legal in Florida! The cooler weather has finally arrived in Florida and the outdoors are calling.  It is a great time of the year to go camping and exploring.  As always, the expert firearm attorneys at Katz & Phillips, P.A., The Firearm Firm, want everyone to remain safe…

What is Printing? Is Printing Illegal?

February 04, 2019

What Is Printing?  Is Printing Illegal in Florida? Two of the most common questions we receive are: “What is Printing?” and “Is Printing Illegal in Florida?”  Printing is a common street term that refers to the outline of a handgun becoming visible under the clothing of a person.  Printing is not a legal term and…

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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…

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