I was wondering what is the law for carrying a handgun in the state of Florida. I am 18 years old and own a handgun can i legally carry it with me in my vehicle i read the info below i found and will post but it says something bout-(Nothing herein contained prohibits the carrying of a legal firearm other than a handgun anywhere in a private
conveyance when such firearm is being carried for a lawful use.)
Does that mean I can only carry rifles and shotguns and no handgun or what that kinda confused me. Does that mean a shotgun or rifle can be anywhere in the vehicle and the handgun must be securley encased.
What does encased mean and can it be loaded or unloaded one in the chamber how does this work.
(5) POSSESSION IN PRIVATE CONVEYANCE.--Notwithstanding subsection (2), it is lawful and is not
a violation of s. 790.01 for a person 18 years of age or older to possess a concealed firearm or other weapon
for self-defense or other lawful purpose within the interior of a private conveyance, without a license, if the
firearm or other weapon is securely encased or is otherwise not readily accessible for immediate use.
Nothing herein contained prohibits the carrying of a legal firearm other than a handgun anywhere in a private
conveyance when such firearm is being carried for a lawful use. Nothing herein contained shall be construed
to authorize the carrying of a concealed firearm or other weapon on the person. This subsection shall be
liberally construed in favor of the lawful use, ownership, and possession of firearms and other weapons,
including lawful self-defense as provided in s. 776.012.