Florida Handgun Laws?

Florida Handgun Laws?

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    Florida Handgun Laws?

    I could get transferred to Florida and am curious about the handgun laws there.
    If this is not the place to ask can you refer me to the correct place.
    I own a couple registered handguns and want to make sure I stay legal.
    Can you carry in vehicle? can you have one in your residence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flh View Post
    Thanks, was pretty much what I was finding online, but wanted to make sure.

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    About the only thing you can't do is open carry in FL.
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    FL firearm laws fall under statute 790. FS 790.25 in particular covers vehicle carry.

    Statutes & Constitution :View Statutes :->2019->Chapter 790 : Online Sunshine

    FS 776 covers use of deadly force.

    Statutes & Constitution :View Statutes :->2019->Chapter 776 : Online Sunshine

    If it comes to fact you are moving to FL, I suggest applying for a Conceal Weapons and Firearm License in advance. Then once you establish residency, you need only change your address of record with the license issuing department. It can take up to 90 days to have the license issued, so account for that. Otherwise, an out of state permit honored by FL will be honored for 90 days after you establish residency (get FL DL, register to vote, etc.), which should allow for issue of a FL CWFL.
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    Www.handgunlaw.us is a great site. Has tons of legal info
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    FL firearm laws fall under statute 790. FS 790.25 in particular covers vehicle carry.

    Statutes & Constitution :View Statutes :->2019->Chapter 790 : Online Sunshine

    FS 776 covers use of deadly force.

    Statutes & Constitution :View Statutes :->2019->Chapter 776 : Online Sunshine

    If it comes to fact you are moving to FL, I suggest applying for a Conceal Weapons and Firearm License in advance. Then once you establish residency, you need only change your address of record with the license issuing department. It can take up to 90 days to have the license issued, so account for that. Otherwise, an out of state permit honored by FL will be honored for 90 days after you establish residency (get FL DL, register to vote, etc.), which should allow for issue of a FL CWFL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbkyser View Post
    I could get transferred to Florida and am curious about the handgun laws there.
    If this is not the place to ask can you refer me to the correct place.
    I own a couple registered handguns and want to make sure I stay legal.
    Can you carry in vehicle? can you have one in your residence?
    Wow... where are you really at, asking those questions .... Illiinois ?

    Registered ??? Run ... FOREST .... Run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macantic View Post
    About the only thing you can't do is open carry in FL.
    What he said.

    Lived there for a bunch of years. No registration requirements. Easy F2F transfers. No scary read rifle or mag capacity bans.

    Pretty gun friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubblehead751 View Post
    What he said.

    Lived there for a bunch of years. No registration requirements. Easy F2F transfers. No scary read rifle or mag capacity bans.

    Pretty gun friendly.
    For the time being thats true.
    Demographics are not on Florida 2 A supporters side however.. They came within a whisker of electing a truly radical leftist governor last cycle.
    Florida is getting close to the brink of radical gun restriction because of the way they vote in the cities there.. bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubblehead751 View Post
    What he said.

    Lived there for a bunch of years. No registration requirements. Easy F2F transfers. No scary read rifle or mag capacity bans.

    Pretty gun friendly.
    The new Ag commissioner has this thing though with gun control. It could be just the start of that slippery slope.

    I'm not sure why she thinks she has this power, but she's certainly trying to make the most of it.

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    If your a veteran you go to the front of the line for a carry permit. When I moved here 5 years ago it took just under two weeks for my permit to arrive. No tests or classes needed.

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    As OldVet and sgb pointed out, go directly to the source. Overall, we're still pretty gun friendly down here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nifty View Post
    The new Ag commissioner has this thing though with gun control. It could be just the start of that slippery slope.

    I'm not sure why she thinks she has this power, but she's certainly trying to make the most of it.
    Can't argue that she is anti-gun, however she has no power to really do anything other than make requests to the legislature just like anyone else in FL, she has done that but I doubt that any of her requests will actually go anywhere. So far nothing has changed and new applications are being processed very quickly, even faster for Vets. If you go to your local tax office for a renewal it happens on the spot in 15 min or so.
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