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Posted: 8/16/2003 4:54:44 PM EDT
I'll be in south Florida next week. Flying into Ft. Lauderdale and driving down to the Keys.

Anything special I should know about carrying? I'll probably have my 3" 625 in a fanny pack. I know that there's no carry in bars, courthouses; anywhere else I shouldn't bring the gun?

TIA
Link Posted: 8/16/2003 5:36:32 PM EDT


FLORIDA 790.06

(12) No license issued pursuant to this section shall authorize any person to carry a concealed weapon or firearm into 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, except that nothing in this section would preclude a judge from carrying a concealed weapon or determining who will carry a concealed weapon in his or her 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; any 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 unless the licensee is a registered student, employee, or faculty member of such college or university and the weapon is a stun gun or nonlethal electric weapon or device designed solely for defensive purposes and the weapon does not fire a dart or projectile; inside the passenger terminal and sterile area of any airport, provided that no person shall be prohibited from carrying any legal firearm into the terminal, which firearm is encased for shipment for purposes of checking such firearm as baggage to be lawfully transported on any aircraft; or any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by federal law. Any person who willfully violates any provision of this subsection commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

Link Posted: 8/16/2003 8:36:46 PM EDT
Thanks. So it's:

Bars
Schools
Courthouse
Poli­ce station
Legislative meetings (but not public buildings?)

Any allowance in the law for places to post a "No Gun" sign that has the force of law?

Link Posted: 8/16/2003 9:30:07 PM EDT

Any allowance in the law for places to post a "No Gun" sign that has the force of law?



Nope.........
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 8:56:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SGB:

Any allowance in the law for places to post a "No Gun" sign that has the force of law?



Nope.........



The most that can be done is you can be asked to leave. Nothing more. Now if you refuse to leave, you could get sighted with a trespass warning, but that wouldnt have anything to do with you carrying, and really means jack crap unless you come back.
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 11:54:55 AM EDT
That's pretty much what I presumed.

Florida CCW is almost as good as here in PA

Link Posted: 8/17/2003 1:10:11 PM EDT
Carried in PA when I was there last Nov- even in the liberal city of Philadelphia. Glad I did too. Their CCW laws look pretty similar to ours. I remember that Packing.org had some good discussions on this.
Link Posted: 8/17/2003 2:19:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2003 2:21:08 PM EDT by DavidC]
Pretty much the only place you can't carry in PA is a courthouse or a school (and there's an exemption to the school thing for "lawful purposes" but no one wants to volunteer to be the test case). None of that "Can't carry in a bar unless they primarily serve food" stuff here.

Funny thing about the way the law works; when I go to the county courthouse, which is where the Sheriff's office is, to get the Sheriff to sign my Form 4's, I have to go into the courthouse, which means I should check my firearm (they are required by law to provide lockers for this purpose).

However, when I go down to the security office to check my firearm they always ask where I'm going, and when I tell them the Sherrif's office, they tell me to just keep the gun on, since I'm not going into the "courthouse" part of the building.

The really silly thing is that you have to take an elevator ride to check your gun; if I was a bad guy I'd be loose in the building armed.
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