This is a discussion on Can I take a concealed gun to a private community board meeting, I have a permit. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; If there are no gunbuster signs posted I wouldn't tell anyone I'm carrying to a meeting & conceal well so nobody finds out accidentally. That's ...
If there are no gunbuster signs posted I wouldn't tell anyone I'm carrying to a meeting & conceal well so nobody finds out accidentally. That's the surest way of having your community rules changed to prohibit guns. It seems that those communities just love to make up new ones. Even if the laws allow you to carry & signs have no legal bearing I wouldn't do it just to prove a point. Concealed is concealed. Nobody needs to know except you.
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It's funny how on some threads, you hear how frustrated people are that the HOA doesn't enforce the covenants to their liking against their dirtbag neighbor, and others hate their HOA for having any say-so on the appearance of the neighborhood.
If you want to be in a neighborhood, your choice is one with no covenants, which can go downhill in value if the residents don't maintain it, or running the risk of a nazi HOA.
Personally, I intend to opt for atctimmy's solution one day, and have my own farm outside of any subdivision.
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As to the OP, like others have said, it depends on where the meetings are held. Are they held at a location that is off- limits? Also, as I read the above statute,
FS 790.06 (12) (a) 7. Any meeting of the governing body of a county, public school district, municipality, or special district;- what would qualify as a governing body of a special district? How would FL law define that? I don't know, but just wondering about that. In GA, we are fine to carry at HOA meeting unless it is held at an off limits location (school, church, etc)
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Get on the Florida conceal carry forum and ask them there, then read in the forum and get caught up on the laws in your State.
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Why not just ask the people at the meeting? It only takes a minute to send an email.
I'm a Board member, and the Treasurer of my association.
I checked our condo docs to be sure about possible fines, but I already knew that carry was legal.
A "special district" would be one that has the power to levy additional taxes. (Not fees, but for real taxes. A CDD - community development district - would be an example. They can levy taxes for roads within the district, for example.)
Personally, I carry whenever I'm on the property.
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The thing about "defense" is that it has practically nothing to do with guns. (As passed on by CCW9MM)
your private community has the right to ban firearms from the meeting.
Why anyone would want to live in a neighborhood with a "committee" or "board" telling you what you can and can't do with your own home and property is beyond me. We have legislation coming out our eyeballs already from local, State, and the Federal government, why would you volunteer for more?