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Florida Concealed Carry Laws


Florida Gun Laws

  Open Carry: Open carry is not legal in Florida except for a person engaged in fishing, camping, or lawful hunting or going to or returning from a fishing, camping, or lawful hunting expedition. [790.053, 790.25]
  Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Only when asked by the officer
  State Parks: Concealed carry by permittees is permitted.
  Restaurants Serving Alcohol: Some dining areas may be allowed but establishments that primarily serve alcohol or bars are prohibited.
  Firearms at Colleges: Concealed guns allowed only in locked cars in parking lots
  Firearms at K-12 Schools: Prohibited by most districts
  Magazine Capacity Limitations: No restrictions
  Suppressor Ownership: Lawful
  Vehicle Possession by Non-Permitees: Loaded firearms need to be securely encased or otherwise not readily accessible.
  Firearm Law Uniformity: Uniform throughout state
  Permit Training Requirements: Applicant must take a class from a certified instructor. Class must include a live fire element.
  Permit Issuing Authority: Florida Dept of Agriculture.
  May/Shall Issue: Shall Issue
  State Website: link
  Length of Permit Validity: 7 Years
  Permit Application Process: Complete the required class and submit the application. You can submit in person or via mail.
  Non-Resident Permits: Non-residents may apply
  Places Off Limits: any place of nuisance as defined in s. 823.05
any police, sheriff, or highway patrol station
any detention facility, prison, or jail; any courthouse
any courtroom
any polling place
any meeting of the governing body of a county, public school district, municipality, or special district
any meeting of the Legislature or a committee thereof
any school, college, or professional athletic event not related to firearms
any school administration building
sny portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, which portion of the establishment is primarily devoted to such purpose;
any elementary or secondary school facility
any area technical center
any college or university facility
inside the passenger terminal and sterile area of any airport
  Resident Permit Reciprocity:
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