I'm new to this forum and just began carrying, I'm looking for some no-carry location clarification. Can one carry in a bank, a regular bank not a federal reserve that is government run obviously? Do I really need permission from the bank manager to enter with a concealed weapon? Will I get in arrested if I choose not to tell anyone and conceal a weapon anyways if I do not get permission first? I was told I needed permission by several police officer friends I know but do not see that fact in the Florida statutes. The instructor in my ccw class expressly stated that one can carry a concealed weapon in a bank as long as it's not a federal financial institution, otherwise, it's just considered a regular business like K-Mart and one can therefore enter without worry as long as the weapon is not visible. He also stated this is common knowledge among bank employees, they understand many customers enter banks while carrying. I've had many conflicting answers from authoritative sources and the laws are obviously not too clear on this matter.