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Florida’s Preemption Law Under Attack

January 27, 2021

Earlier this year, two bills were filed in the Florida Legislature that will wreak havoc in our State should they become law.  These bills, Senate Bill 672 filed by Senator Annette Taddeo and the companion bill filed in the State House, House Bill 6033 by Representative Dan Daley, seek to turn the clock back 34…

Flying With Firearms

December 05, 2020

With the holiday season underway, it is important to know the law if you will be flying with a firearm and/or ammunition.  All Firearms MUST Be In Your Checked Baggage All firearms MUST be in your checked baggage.  Firearms are not permitted in any carry-on baggage. You cannot bring a firearm, even unloaded on to…

Virtual Learning in a Pandemic – A New Weapon in Gun Control?

August 28, 2020

With the new school year already underway in Florida, our children are learning in entirely new ways including virtual learning options.  Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, educational institutions and public-school districts have devised new, hopefully safe, and effective ways to educate Florida’s students.  In person education is still around, but statewide, less than 50% of…

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…

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…

Ghost Guns

June 26, 2020

Ghost guns are not your favorite firearms dressed up to go trick or treating.  The term “Ghost Gun” refers to a gun that is manufactured by an individual. They are usually made at home. Ghost Guns do not have a serial number.  Furthermore, even in states that have mandatory gun registration, ghost guns are not…

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 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…

Florida’s Red Flag Law is Discriminatory and is Being Abused!

February 14, 2020

Florida’s discriminatory Red Flag Law continues to be used at an increasing pace.  The law, which was part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Act went into effect in March, 2018.  Since then it has been used more than 3,500 times to take firearms away from gun owners without providing a hearing until after the property…

Inheriting A Firearm

February 12, 2020

If you are inheriting a firearm, you may have many questions.  Frequently, we are contacted when a resident of Florida inherits a firearm from a relative in another state.  The caller is aware of the normal rules that prohibit the transfer of a firearm between two people who are residents of different states.  They worry…

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…

The Importance of Knowing Gun Laws In Dangerous Settings

October 21, 2019

GUEST BLOG POST “The views and opinions expressed are those of the author.  The Firearm Firm neither endorses or guarantees the legal accuracy of the views, opinions or statements of law made in guest posts.” Even crime culprits have some rights also, which is one of the reasons you should pay attention to firearm laws…

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