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Quick Reference Statutory Links
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Let me know if any of the links are wrong or not working

These links are provided for those that have a need to get a quick look at some of the Laws of Florida pertaining to firearms, concealed weapons, self defense, and other pertinent regulatory information. The list is by no means complete and there are many other laws in Florida that may come into play if you are ever in the need to use deadly force in self defense.

Possession Restrictions

The following is a list of places where you are restricted from carrying a weapon or firearm even if you have a license. This is only my personal interpretation of what I read in the Chapter. Please note that this is a simplified list with common names. See Section 790.06 (12), Florida Statutes for a complete listing.

  • any place of nuisance as defined in s. 823.05 (gambling hall, prostitution, gang related activities or immoral)
  • any police, sheriff, or highway patrol station
  • any detention facility, prison, or jail; any courthouse (federal, state and municipal)
  • any courtroom (federal, state or municipal)
  • any polling place (voting areas as designated by the supervisor of elections)
  • 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
  • any bar, night club, or places where alcoholic drinks are the main fare or that portion of a restaurant or other food dispensing business that serves alcoholic beverages as its main function, i.e. – the bar area of Applebee’s, or the bar area of the Olive Garden or other restaurant. Sports bars (Hooters) are a grey area in my opinion since they are more a bar and grill. I would say they are off limits also to be on the safe side
  • any elementary or secondary school facility
  • any area technical center or vocational school
  • any college or university facility
  • inside the passenger terminal and sterile area of any airport except the terminal if you are checking the firearm as baggage and it is encased for shipment. I would recommend you contact the airline first to find out method of encasing the firearm and securing it prior to transporting it through the airport
  • any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by federal law

Florida DACS Division of Licensing Frequently Asked Questions – has a lot of information concerning licensing in Florida

How to Apply for a Florida Conceal Weapon and Firearm License

Licensing Information and Fees

License Renewal

Administrative Procedures Act

License Processing Time – This rule spells out the procedures for processing applications and the time that the agencies may take in issuing licenses under this Act. This is the rule that says how long they may take to process your application for a CWFL

DACS Licensing Section Processing Time – This is the page from the CWFL section about processing time.

Conceal Carry Reciprocity – this is the DACS page showing the States that have reciprocity with Florida and any special conditions to be observed.

Explanation of Reciprocity

Florida Statute 790

Definitions – these are definitions of different terms used in the Statute that the Legislature deemed important enough to define in law. http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...tm&StatuteYear=2008&Title=->2008->Chapter 790

Carrying Concealed Weapon (Not Licensed)
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes....HTM&Title=->2008->Ch0790->Section 01#0790.01

Reciprocity - Non Residents that hold a conceal weapons license in another state
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...TM&Title=->2008->Ch0790->Section 015#0790.015

Open Carrying of Weapons
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...TM&Title=->2008->Ch0790->Section 053#0790.053

Concealed Weapons and Firearms License Statute – this is the rule we are most familiar with.
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes....HTM&Title=->2008->Ch0790->Section 06#0790.06

Privacy of Concealed Weapons and Firearms License Holder Records – this rule requires that all information obtained in the licensing of concealed weapons and firearms is to remain private and not available to the public under the Florida Sunshine Law (Public Records).
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...&Title=->2008->Ch0790->Section 0601#0790.0601

Concealed Weapons Public Records Request – this is the page from DACS that explains exemption to public records and conditions under which someone may be able to get public records.

Purchase of Weapons No Waiting Period for CWFL Holders – This law says that holders of a Florida CWFL do not have to wait the mandatory three day period when purchasing firearms.
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...&Title=->2008->Ch0790->Section 0655#0790.0655

Prohibition on Brandishing (showing) Weapon
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes....HTM&Title=->2008->Ch0790->Section 10#0790.10

School Property and Events Restrictions and Prohibitions
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...TM&Title=->2008->Ch0790->Section 115#0790.115

Carrying Concealed in a Pharmacy
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...TM&Title=->2008->Ch0790->Section 145#0790.145

Discharging a Firearm in Public Prohibited
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes....HTM&Title=->2008->Ch0790->Section 15#0790.15

Using Firearm While Under the Influence
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...TM&Title=->2008->Ch0790->Section 151#0790.151

You should never have the need for the next three Rules. NOT RECOMMENDED – STUPID ALERT!!!

Right to Refuse Test for Impairment or Intoxication When Using a Firearm
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...TM&Title=->2008->Ch0790->Section 153#0790.153

Blood Test for Impairment or Intoxication When Deadly Force is Used
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...TM&Title=->2008->Ch0790->Section 155#0790.155

Blood Alcohol Levels and Presumption of Impairment – After Discharge of Firearm
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...TM&Title=->2008->Ch0790->Section 157#0790.157

Safe Storage of Firearms Required
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...TM&Title=->2008->Ch0790->Section 174#0790.174

Requirement for Medical Personnel to Report Treatment of Gunshot Wounds
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes....HTM&Title=->2008->Ch0790->Section 24#0790.24

Lawful Ownership and Possession of Firearms
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes....HTM&Title=->2008->Ch0790->Section 25#0790.25

Protection of Right to Bear Arms
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...TM&Title=->2008->Ch0790->Section 251#0790.251

Registration of Firearms Prohibited in Florida – This law unequivocally says that registration of firearms of any type is strictly prohibited in the State of Florida
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...TM&Title=->2008->Ch0790->Section 335#0790.335

Lists Records and Registries of Firearms to be Destroyed – This section was included for any one that may find it useful. It is simply ordering that any registries, records or databases of firearms that have been created (I guess for tracking or other surveillance purposes) are to be destroyed immediately as of promulgation of this rule.
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...TM&Title=->2008->Ch0790->Section 336#0790.336

Prohibition of Firearms in Mental Health Facilities – This one is still up for debate. An email has been sent to the conceal weapons licensing section requesting a legal interpretation of this Statute as it relates to CWFL holders. I can see where they would not want guns around the mentally unstable.
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...TM&Title=->2008->Ch0394->Section 458#0394.458

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Justifiable Of Use Of Force

I could not add this section to the other links so I am adding it here.


Use of Force in Defense of Self
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...TM&Title=->2008->Ch0776->Section 012#0776.012

Home Protection
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...TM&Title=->2008->Ch0776->Section 013#0776.013

Use of Force in Defense of Others
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...TM&Title=->2008->Ch0776->Section 031#0776.031

Immunity from Criminal Prosecution and Civil Action in Justifiable Use of Force
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...TM&Title=->2008->Ch0776->Section 032#0776.032

Use of Force by Aggresor
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...TM&Title=->2008->Ch0776->Section 041#0776.041

Use of Deadly Force
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes....HTM&Title=->2008->Ch0776->Section 06#0776.06

Forcible Felony - This is important because in the Concealed Weapons laws we hear that we can use deadly force to stop a forcible felony. Here is what it means
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes....HTM&Title=->2008->Ch0776->Section 08#0776.08

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all of the links for statutes do not work

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all of the links for statutes do not work
Go to the main online Florida Statutes. The links posted above show the Statute number; for example the last one is 776.08.

Start here: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...&Tab=statutes&CFID=204083968&CFTOKEN=23654333 and make your way down to Title XLVI Crimes.

They change the links ever so often and I have to rebookmark them.

I hope that helps some.

ETA: This is a good list, henryher. Thank you for putting them in one place.


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could you help me find laws on CCW in company vehicles? i've had no luck findind anything on it.
I don't think your gonna find any. It's pretty much what your employer will allow.

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could you help me find laws on CCW in company vehicles? i've had no luck findind anything on it.
Carrying on company business or in company vehicles is not a law issue but an employer’s rule issue. You might have been asked to sign an agreement of adherence to those rules at some point. While not in violation of the law you would be in violation of the employer’s rule of conduct and may be fired. Florida is an at will state, they can fire you for any reason (and they may not even disclose the real one).

A question that remains in my mind is, can a civil suit be pursued by the employer for violation of a contractual agreement? I guess it all boils down to your net worth and how much of an example they try to make out of you.
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