Concealed Carry License

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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…

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Firearms Training for CWFL

April 21, 2022

CWFL Application Firearms Training Course Requirement One of the first steps in getting your Concealed Weapon or Firearm License (“CWFL”) is to complete a firearms training course. There are many options to choose from when looking for a training course. The National Rifle Association (“NRA”) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hold approved…

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.

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CWFL Application Suspended? Now What?

August 28, 2020

In Florida, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) issues our Concealed Weapon and Firearm License (CWFL).  Frequently and often based on erroneous information reported on their background check, an applicant will receive a letter from FDACS after applying for a CWFL notifying them that the processing of their application has been suspended.  …

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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…

Medical Marijuana and CWFL

Medical Marijuana and Concealed Weapons Licenses in Florida – Our Final Word

February 17, 2020

Use of marijuana, medical or otherwise, with or without a valid prescription makes the possession of a firearm illegal.  Yes, this includes in the state of Florida and in every other state in the U.S.A.  This topic has been widely written on and continues to be a hot topic.  It is the number one most…

Suspended CWFL

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…

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…

Your Current Concealed Carry license is valid for 90-days

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…

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Will An Old Drug Charge Keep You From Receiving a CWFL?

January 08, 2019

By James D. Phillips, Recently we received a question on the website asking, “if a 2007 drug charge would keep the questioner from getting a CWFL?”  There are various types of drug charge one can be arrested for.  Drug charges can range from a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in the…

Nikki Fried

Can You Have Both a CWFL and Medical Marijuana Card

January 07, 2019

Nikki Fried Interviewed on The Marijuana Solution A week before being sworn in as Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner, Nikki Fried, appeared on The Marijuana Solution’s podcast.  In the interview Commissioner Fried stated that under Florida Law a person with a Medical Marijuana card could apply for and receive a Concealed Weapons and Firearms License (CWFL).  Further,…

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