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Have you ever wondered "How do I legally transport a firearm inside my vehicle in Florida?" In this article I'm going to show you how
Florida Statutes 790.25 (5) POSSESSION IN PRIVATE CONVEYANCE. ….it is lawful and is not a violation…. 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…
According to this statute, it is lawful for an individual to have a firearm in a vehicle without a concealed weapons permit.
The firearm can be loaded or unloaded and located anywhere in the vehicle as long as the firearm is securely encased or not readily accessible for immediate use. If you noticed, the statute says your firearm must be securely encased OR not readily accessible.
You can follow one or the other, but you're not required to do both. Florida statutes define these two terms as:
What Does Securely Encased Mean?
Florida Statutes 790.001(17) 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.
What Does Readily Accessible for Immediate Use Mean?
Florida Statutes 790.001(16) means that a firearm or other weapon is carried on the person or within such close proximity and in such a manner that it can be retrieved and used as easily and quickly as if carried on the person.
That's all I have for today. So until next time keep training and stay safe...
Ryan G. Thomas
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