Carry Laws

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…

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…

Moving To Florida? Get Your CWFL Within 90 Days or You Cannot Conceal Carry!

January 29, 2019

Welcome to the Sunshine State! So, you’re finally ready to move to the Sunshine State.  Your current Concealed Carry license is valid for 90 days when you move to Florida.  Therefore, you only have 90 days until you cannot legally conceal carry.  Apply for your Concealed Weapon and Firearm License immediately. Your current Concealed Carry…

Can A Bar Owner/Employee Carry At Work?

January 25, 2019

A Bar Owner Can Carry In His/Her Bar The short answer is yes!  A Bar owner can carry in his/her bar.  Many people get caught up on the fact that Florida Statute 790.06(12)(a) reads in relevant part, “A license issued under this section does not authorize any person to openly carry a handgun or carry a concealed…

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…

Open or Conceal Carry At Your Work

January 24, 2019

You Can Open or Conceal Carry Florida Statute §790.25(3)(n) allows you to open or conceal carry a firearm, in your place of business/employment.  This was first recognized by the courts in Peoples v. State, 287 So.2d 63 (Fla 1973) and clarified to include the surrounding property in State v. Anton, 700 So 2d 743 (Fla….

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…

Gifting A Firearm To A Person Under 21 Years Old

December 24, 2018

By Danielle Wall So, you want to give your child, niece, nephew, grandchild, cousin a firearm as a gift.  This can be done relatively simply, but when the person you are wanting to gift a firearm to is a minor, there are some very important laws in Florida that you need to be aware of….

The New Federal Bump Stock Ban – A Threat to Freedom

December 23, 2018

A New Federal Bump-Stock Ban has just been signed by Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker,.  This ban follows on the heels of the Florida Bump Stock Ban which went into effect on October 1, 2018.  The new ban is, expected to go into effect on March 21, 2019. This ban is unlike any previous federal…

What is an RPO (Risk Protection Order)?

December 21, 2018

By David S. Katz Risk Protection Orders are also known as Red Flag Laws.  Under Florida law, a “Risk Protection Order” or “RPO” is either a temporary or final order prohibiting the possession or purchase of a firearm or ammunition, issued against a person who poses a significant danger of causing personal injury to himself/herself…

Medical Marijuana, Your CWFL, and Possessing Firearms

December 20, 2018

by David S. Katz ATF Letter on Medical Marijuana  It is important to realize that although the State of Florida has recently passed medical marijuana legislation legalizing the use of marijuana for some people, the Federal Government still considers marijuana a controlled substance.  Should you decide to use marijuana under a lawful prescription, you should…

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