FL Car Carry


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stevekalch
December 9, 2008, 02:18 PM
I've read all over you can keep long guns in plain view or hidden as long as securely incased in your vehicle. I've checked FL Statues and many websites for info, but nothing I have read says anything of the firearm being loaded. I dont want to seem stupid but I dont want to assume anything. It sounds odd to be able to keep a loaded AR15 on your backseat while you ride. Right? Or can you, depending on where you are?

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Funderb
December 9, 2008, 02:29 PM
(5) POSSESSION IN PRIVATE CONVEYANCE.--Notwithstanding subsection (2), it is lawful and is not a violation of s. 790.01 for a person 18 years of age or older to possess a concealed 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. Nothing herein contained prohibits the carrying of a legal firearm other than a handgun anywhere in a private conveyance when such firearm is being carried for a lawful use. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to authorize the carrying of a concealed firearm or other weapon on the person. This subsection shall be liberally construed in favor of the lawful use, ownership, and possession of firearms and other weapons, including lawful self-defense as provided in s. 776.012.


(17) "Securely encased" means 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.


I'm sure you have read this, and since laws are prohibitive, you can ascertain that because there is no clause regulating the condition of the firearm, it can be in any SAFE condition. It would likely be seen as unsafe to be round in chamber, safety off.
but thats just my opinion. If you have heard of the whole "3 steps law" that is BS. there is no "3 steps" anywhere in the laws concerning this issue. I have looked, and come up empty handed .

stevekalch
December 9, 2008, 02:49 PM
Thanks for the quick reply. Yes i have read that, it is sec790.25(5). I just wanted a second opinion. Now just for the sake of knowledge,"anywhere in a private conveyance" does that include passenger seat, dashboard, right hand? If not stated in the law there shouldn't be any limitations, correct? i guess its up to interpretation nad intention of it by the police.

MedWheeler
December 10, 2008, 09:52 PM
Regarding long guns: Yes, you can keep your loaded AR lying on your back seat. The law reads that "nothing contained prohibits the carrying of a legal firearm other than a handgun anywhere in a private conveyance.."
Now, a "firearm other than a handgun" would be a long gun, right?
It's not a common practice anymore around here, but I grew up here in Florida, and used to see pickup trucks all the time sporting rifles and shotguns in rear-window racks. The law isn't what stopped this; fear of theft did.. (I used to do it, too.)

Frog48
December 10, 2008, 09:57 PM
Florida concealed firearm licenses are comparatively easy to get compared to other states. Why not get one, and not worry about the ambiguity of unlicensed car carry?

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