Unfortunately, Florida does not allow residents or visitors to carry a firearm everywhere he/she desires. For some of these restricted areas, carriers may leave their firearm under lock and key close by in their vehicle.
Hollowpoint Apparel decided to continue educating readers about the Florida firearm laws, this time breaking down the vehicle carry laws, the castle doctrine and laws pertaining to firearm sales.
To start, one may carry a handgun within his/her registered vehicle:
As of July 1, 2008, Florida is a 'Take your gun to work state' (F.S. 790.251). The purpose of this law is to allow people with carry licensees to express their second amendment rights during commutes to and from work without being fired for keeping a legal firearm securely lock within their vehicle. Exceptions to this law as listed in F.S. 790.251 include:
Anyone who uses reasonable force, within the parameters of the law, is immune from criminal prosecution or civil action, and can't be arrested unless law enforcement proves the force unlawful.
Now that you know where you need to store your firearm within your vehicle and when and where you can use firearm force, let's talk about selling your firearm.
Florida law allows private firearms transfers between its residents without processing though a federal firearms licensee.
The purchase of firearms in Florida requires a criminal history records check and a 3-5 days waiting period for any part of a firearm sale that is conducted on property where the public has the right of access, such as a gun show on public property.
Hollow Point Apparel encourages everyone to learn about firearm laws and safety regardless if a gun is owned or not. Read our blog posts to learn more about Florida firearm laws and visit Volusia Top Gun to purchase firearms, learn safety rules and get educated about all firearm laws and regulations.