What Are the Gun Laws in Florida?
Unless covered under the exceptions, it is unlawful to openly carry on or about the person any firearm, or to carry a concealed firearm on or about the person without a license.
•Persons having firearms at their home or place of business.
•Enrolled members of clubs organized for target, skeet, or trapshooting, while at, or going to or from shooting practice.
•Members of clubs organized for collecting antique or modern firearms while at or going to or from exhibitions.
•Persons engaged in fishing, camping or hunting and while going to or from such activity.
•Persons engaged in target shooting under safe conditions and in a safe place or while going to or from such place.
•Persons who are firing weapons for target practice in a safe and secure indoor range.
•Persons traveling by private conveyance if the weapon is securely encased, or in a public conveyance if the weapon is securely encased and not in the person’s manual possession.
•Persons carrying a pistol unloaded and in a secure wrapper from place of purchase to their home or to a place of repair and back.
•Persons engaged in the business of manufacturing, repairing or dealing in firearms.
•Military, law enforcement personnel and private guards while so employed.
It is lawful to possess a concealed firearm for self-defense or other lawful purposes within the interior of a private conveyance, without a license, if the firearm is securely encased or is otherwise not readily accessible for immediate use.
A firearm other than a handgun may be carried anywhere in a private conveyance when such firearm is being carried for a lawful use.
This exemption does not authorize the carrying of a firearm concealed on the person.
An application for a license to carry a handgun concealed is made to the Department of Agriculture. The license is valid for five years and is honored throughout the state. The application shall be completed, under oath, on a form promulgated by the Department of Agriculture and shall include the applicant's name, address, place and date of birth, race, and occupation.