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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 12/30/2001 10:39:48 PM EST
Is it legal in Florida to have my "truck gun" loaded, but without a round in the chamber, if it is in a soft case in a LOCKED truck box? my "truck gun" is a lever action Marlin 1894s in .44 mag, i think it holds 10 rounds. Thanks Mike
Link Posted: 12/30/2001 11:09:43 PM EST
Hell Yeah...Check out FL Statute Chapter 790. It says firearms must be securely encased. But, at the bottom it says that this shall not apply to anything other than handguns. It says outright that Longguns may be carried in any way you see fit in your vehicle.
Link Posted: 12/30/2001 11:10:31 PM EST
here is a link. More to come. [url]http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=Ch0790/titl0790.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 12/30/2001 11:14:08 PM EST
Florida Statutes 790.25(5): (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.
Link Posted: 12/30/2001 11:17:11 PM EST
One more thing, Shrike. Was you gun made before 1917 ? If so, it is not even considered a firearm by the state of Florida.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 7:59:49 AM EST
Thanks cc48510. No the rifle was not made before 1917, it is a reproduction. i think it was made in the early 1990's. Thanks again Mike
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