I was chatting with a friend last night and he asked me a question that I just knew could be answered here. This friend owns and operates a deep-water fishing charter service in Florida.
We got onto the subject of carrying and he stated that he always takes a .22 on the boat with him but he is often worried about what would happen if the Coast Guard ever checked him and found the gun. So the question is… is it legal for him to have the gun on the boat?
I have not researched this but my gut feeling is that it is ok because it is ok to carry a gun in your car without a CCW in FL. I am the first to admit that I know nothing about boating and operating in Federal waters.