Carry to 4th of July in St. Augustine?

Carry to 4th of July in St. Augustine?

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    Carry to 4th of July in St. Augustine?

    So I live near St. Aug. and will most likely be going down there to view the fireworks on the 4th. Most of you around here know that the best place to see the fireworks is the Castillo de San Marco, which is I am not mistaken is a state park.....Carry?


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    IS it legal to carry within a State Park in Florida? It is in Arizona and I would carry for sure.. Wouldn't think of going without,...

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    http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/florida.pdf

    According to that, state parks are okay in FL. I would certainly carry in VA
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    This is not a state park.

    It is a National Monument run by National Park Service.
    I think it is, therefore, off-limits to legal carry until the new legislation on carrying in National Parks goes into effect (next Feb.???).

    Even then, no buildings, as I understand it. So, probably, most is still a no-go.

    Anyone else with better information want to chime in?
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    There are plenty of areas around Castillo de San Marco that you can watch the fireworks without getting in the forts property.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miklcolt45 View Post
    This is not a state park.

    It is a National Monument run by National Park Service.
    I think it is, therefore, off-limits to legal carry until the new legislation on carrying in National Parks goes into effect (next Feb.???).

    Even then, no buildings, as I understand it. So, probably, most is still a no-go.

    Anyone else with better information want to chime in?

    You're right, it's a National Park and as such, carry is prohibited.

    FWIW, carry is allowed at State Parks and in National Forests.
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    Anywhere in St Augustine downtown is fine except the Fort (Federal Park) and the Florida National Guard (Old British Military barracks) buildings on the bayfront at the south end of town. FNG owns several historic buildings and residential properties there as well so pay attention to where you are on the south end of the historic district.

    I carry there all the time...especially when out for dinner out after dark. Its a great little historic town but it seems like all the creeps find the way there on Friday and Saturday nights.
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    Thanks for the information.

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    i carried last time i was in St Augustine(went to Ripley's), even if they shoot fire works from an off limits location you can see them a good ways off. so carry and hang out within viewing distance :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeCalsey View Post

    Anywhere in St Augustine downtown is fine except the Fort (Federal Park) and the Florida National Guard (Old British Military barracks) buildings on the bayfront at the south end of town. FNG owns several historic buildings and residential properties there as well so pay attention to where you are on the south end of the historic district.

    I'm curious, why the prohibition for the FNG military barracks buildings?
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    I just came back from a visit to St. Augustine. Neat place! I carried everywhere except the Fort. I didn't know about the FNG Barrack's being off limits? (even though we weren't on the grounds).

    We stayed at Bayfront Inn. Planning on going back in October....
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    I'm curious, why the prohibition for the FNG military barracks buildings?
    As I understand it, Florida National Guard properties are active military use and carry is prohibited just like at any military base. Signs are posted on the buildings as well as entrance to the grounds at the guard gates for the larger properties. If I am not mistaken, Federal law prohibits carry there. If someone knows differently, please feel free to chime in but that is my understanding.
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    I live in St. Augustine, and will be viewing the fireworks from my dock this year. Yes it is ok to carry at the fort. Only thing is that this year the show is said to only last for about 15-20 minutes do to budget restrictions. But enjoy!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tag View Post
    There are plenty of areas around Castillo de San Marco that you can watch the fireworks without getting in the forts property.
    There's your answer.

    Stay armed...stay out of the Fort and its surrounding property...stay safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by claybreaker0 View Post
    I live in St. Augustine, and will be viewing the fireworks from my dock this year. Yes it is ok to carry at the fort. Only thing is that this year the show is said to only last for about 15-20 minutes do to budget restrictions. But enjoy!!
    You can carry at the Fort, or in the Fort???
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