Castle Doctrine

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When Rioters Surround Your Car

July 24, 2020

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution bestows on us “…the right of the people to peaceably assemble…” in order to express our opinions and to give meaning to freedom of speech.  Unfortunately, some people have recently turned peaceable assemblies into violent riots.  During these troubling times, we have received emails and calls regarding…

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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…

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Why The Debate Over Medical Marijuana and Firearm Possession Matters

February 17, 2020

Earlier today we wrote another post about the illegality of possessing both a Medical Marijuana Card (MMC) and a Concealed Weapon & Firearm License (CWFL) in Florida. For background, it will help if you read this post first.  Why have we spent so much time and energy trying to clear the air and settle the…

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How Can I Lose The “Presumption of Reasonableness” Under Florida’s Castle Doctrine

January 07, 2019

By David S. Katz We previously discussed the “Castle Doctrine” in Florida and the protections it offers. (visit: http://thefirearmfirm.com/the-castle-doctrine-in-florida/)  However, you can lose the valuable protections the Castle Doctrine gives.  Read on to learn more. There are a few ways that a person can lose “Castle Doctrine” protection and the presumption of reasonableness regarding their…

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The Castle Doctrine in Florida

December 25, 2018

By David S. Katz The term “Castle Doctrine” does not appear in Florida law, however, the legal concept comes from the philosophy that every person is a King or Queen of his or her “castle.” As such, no king or queen is required to retreat before using force or deadly force against an intruder in…

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Castle Doctrine vs Stand Your Ground

September 25, 2018

People often confuse the Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground laws. Although both laws are found in Florida Statute 776.013, there are differences between the two. The Castle Doctrine The Castle Doctrine is a very powerful defensive tool for those who are forced to defend themselves in their homes. This law is based in the…

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