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  1. FL - OK to carry on belt in a car?

    I have a permit here in FL. It is not clear if I can carry in a holster on my belt while in a car, or if the gun needs to be in a glove box etc. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nailbane View Post
    I have a permit here in FL. It is not clear if I can carry in a holster on my belt while in a car, or if the gun needs to be in a glove box etc. Any thoughts? Thanks.
    Oklahoma is not an open carry state. I would recommend you to conceal it. If contacted by LE then produce your permit and go from there.
    -Austin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nailbane View Post
    I have a permit here in FL. It is not clear if I can carry in a holster on my belt while in a car, or if the gun needs to be in a glove box etc. Any thoughts? Thanks.
    You absolutely can carry on your belt in a car with a CCW permit (but the gun needs to remain concealed).

    I would highly recommend that you spend the few dollars (well maybe more than a few) and get the book "Florida Firearms Law, Use & Ownership" by Jon H. Gutmacher, Esq. It can be found in most gun stores. It is written by a Florida Attny but is written in plain language so it is easily understood.

    Gulf Coast, Floriduh
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    Quote Originally Posted by HootmonSccy View Post
    You absolutely can carry on your belt in a car with a CCW permit (but the gun needs to remain concealed).

    I would highly recommend that you spend the few dollars (well maybe more than a few) and get the book "Florida Firearms Law, Use & Ownership" by Jon H. Gutmacher, Esq. It can be found in most gun stores. It is written by a Florida Attny but is written in plain language so it is easily understood.
    I totally agree the only time you need to put it in the case or glove box or what ever is if you DO NOT have a ccw


    Go here for the Florida CCW rules and regulations http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/index.html



    From The Florida website about CCW

    Do I Need A Concealed Weapon License To Carry A Firearm Or Weapon In My Car?

    No.

    Florida law gives citizens the right to possess and transport a 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. The phrase “securely encased” is defined in statute as “in a glove compartment, whether or not locked; snapped in a holster; in a gun case, whether or not locked; in a zippered gun case; or in a closed box or container which requires a lid or cover to be opened for access.”

  6. Quote Originally Posted by HootmonSccy View Post
    You absolutely can carry on your belt in a car with a CCW permit (but the gun needs to remain concealed).

    I would highly recommend that you spend the few dollars (well maybe more than a few) and get the book "Florida Firearms Law, Use & Ownership" by Jon H. Gutmacher, Esq. It can be found in most gun stores. It is written by a Florida Attny but is written in plain language so it is easily understood.
    Very much in agreement regarding Gutmacher's book.

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    Welcome to the forum crgator from Tampa Bay, Floriduh..

    Sounds like you might be from Floriduh yourself.. IF so, think about joining the Florida Social Group, we occasionally get together and this the method we use to communicate about such get togethers..

    Gulf Coast, Floriduh
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  8. Thanks for the good advice. I think I will also get a copy of the FL Firearms Law book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nailbane View Post
    Thanks for the good advice. I think I will also get a copy of the FL Firearms Law book.
    Looks like you are new to the forum as well Nailbane, Welcome from Tampa Bay, Floriduh..
    IF you are also from Florida.. Join the social group mentioned above..

    Gulf Coast, Floriduh
    Sccy is the limit

  10. Just one more thing about car carry. WITH CCW, you are ok to carry on your person while concealed in you car.

    Without, the statutes say "securely encased" as talked about above. HOWEVER, I spoke with a LEO about this, and the police are taught the 3 step rule and use it. When I told him what the statutes said, he said I was correct. HOWEVER, he used the 3 step rule, and would arrest me if I didn't follow it. Yes, I would get off at trial, but I would spend the night in jail, I would have to post bail, my gun would be confiscated, I would have to hire a lawyer for my defense, and the gun would reside in their evidence locker and rust while I waited for the trial.

    My advice, if you don't have a permit, use the 3 step rule (3 steps to be able to fire the weapon).

    Now from the LEOs I have talked to, they are very cool about people with permits because we have been trained (I don't think they realize just how little the FL training actually is), but they do not like untrained people carrying. Just my experience YMMV :-)
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by Wolfling68 View Post
    Just one more thing about car carry. WITH CCW, you are ok to carry on your person while concealed in you car.

    Without, the statutes say "securely encased" as talked about above. HOWEVER, I spoke with a LEO about this, and the police are taught the 3 step rule and use it. When I told him what the statutes said, he said I was correct. HOWEVER, he used the 3 step rule, and would arrest me if I didn't follow it. Yes, I would get off at trial, but I would spend the night in jail, I would have to post bail, my gun would be confiscated, I would have to hire a lawyer for my defense, and the gun would reside in their evidence locker and rust while I waited for the trial.

    My advice, if you don't have a permit, use the 3 step rule (3 steps to be able to fire the weapon).

    Now from the LEOs I have talked to, they are very cool about people with permits because we have been trained (I don't think they realize just how little the FL training actually is), but they do not like untrained people carrying. Just my experience YMMV :-)
    So, we are just supposed to roll over and submit to whatever the police tell us to do (or not to do), even though our actions are perfectly legal and the police have no authority to "forbid" us to do otherwise? I thought this was America, not Nazi Germany.

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