Florida gun law

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by thefourthD, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. thefourthD

    thefourthD New Member

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    I live in two states, MO and FL. I'm having a hard time finding the answer to my question concerning FL law so I thought I'd ask around to see what people knew.
    In MO if I carry into a place that has a "No Firearms" sign posted and I'm caught all they can do is ask me to leave. As long as I leave there's no issue. No fine. No arrest. No problem.
    But what about FL? I'm not talking about the obvious no no places like courthouses, government buildings, schools, airplanes. I'm talking about places that are making that decision independently.
    Lets say I go to a grocery store that has a "No Guns" sign and some how some way I'm caught. What happens? Fines? Jail time? Loss of my CCW permit?
    Anyone know?
     
  2. rhyno13

    rhyno13 New Member

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    Unless they display a 30.06, I don't think there is much that could happen other than asking you to leave. Providing Fl. honors your CCL.
     

  3. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    I have a Fl concealed carry, and I was told by a LEO that if I am asked to leave a GFZ, as you describe, and do so, nothing happens. If you want to rag on about your rights and like your pistol to show, just a bit. It's a misdemeanor.
    I carry a Colt Gov. IWB under a loose tee. It does not print. You might know it's there only if you carry yourself.
    As long as I am out of the state that spawned POTUS, I am free, and do as I please.
     
  4. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    It seems someone is always posting on this subject. If you are carrying a concealed weapon how does anyone know you have it? It seems to me the question is why are you flashing or out lineing a concealed weapon?
    Do you have a clear understanding of what it means to carry a CCW? The other point is when entering onto private property always respect that persons rights. If you do not like his rules stay away from his busness.:)
     
  5. chuckusaret

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    I live and CC in Florida and carry in retail businesses that have no gun signs. First, how would they know if you are carrying and second, if they found out all they can do is ask you to leave. If you refuse is a different story.

    Google Fl. Statute 790.06 it provides all the requirements.
     
  6. thefourthD

    thefourthD New Member

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    Really? No one has EVER seen my gun. I am very good at concealment. Most people have no clue I'm even a CCW permit holder let alone carrying at all times. My question wasn't "If I'm flaunting my right to carry" it was "if I some how got caught". As good as I am about concealment I still think its my responsibility to know the law. Just thought I'd see what people knew since I couldn't find the answer.
    So to clarify- If I'm doing everything right, being very inconspicuous and I pass out and EMS finds a gun on me what would happen?
     
  7. thefourthD

    thefourthD New Member

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    Thank you to all that answered. I really do appreciate you taking the time to share what you know. Sorry for the outburst in my above post but to be asked if I have a clear understanding of what it means to carry concealed was very insulting. I'm just trying to educate myself. Even if your carrying truly concealed there is always the chance you'll be caught. If you need to draw your gun, if you have a medical crisis, or if your human and make the mistake of thinking your concealed but your printing, you could get caught.
    Again, the question was meant in the most innocent way. An- If by some crazy reason I'm caught at the grocery store kind of way.
     
  8. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Why do you want to violate someone elses rights? Be respectful as a responsible citizen and gun owner. If you respect the property owner you will not have these concerns.
     
  9. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yeah, I agree. Carry where it's legal, don't where it's not and if a private business owner doesn't want guns in his place of business then keep your gun out of there. He owns the business, he pays the taxes, he makes the rules. If you don't like his rules, you're free to stage a legal protest. But not on his property. If he comes to your property or your business he has to play by your rules. That's what America is supposed to be all about.
     
  10. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Florida Statutes are online. It is far better to read them yourself then to depend on gun forum attorneys.

    I carry in Florida and I ignore the signs at the mall. However, if I were to made carrying and asked to leave, I would do in in a heat-beat, without argument, without checking out, or without looking for the wife and kids. After you have been asked to leave, and you bow-up, it is my opinion, that you are then "armed tresspassing", something that could lose your ability to ever own a gun again.
     
  11. thefourthD

    thefourthD New Member

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    Thanks Chainfire. That's the way it is in Mo. Chances of being made is slim but if it happens a polite "Yes Sir/Mam" and an immediate departure keeps everyone happy.
     
  12. canebrake

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    [​IMG] Chainfire.

    If asked, leave.

    If you refuse, you are guilty of criminal trespass.
     
  13. CaptAhab

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    +1 More.

    The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    If the store owner doesn't care about my rights he should move to Russia or Illinois.
     
  14. TDS92A

    TDS92A New Member Supporter

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    As I am so fond of reading on here, if you are carrying and enter a facility that does not want weapons in it, no one sees it, keep your mouth shut and complete your business and leave. If it is seen, and you are asked to leave, do so.

    I do not allow smoking in my house. Those that visit know this. If they try to smoke in my house, they are asked to go outside. If they refuse then they are asked to leave. Am I violating their 1st Amendment rights, yep, but in my house, it is my law.

    Same thing applies to a business and firearms. No one is forcing me or you to shop there. ;)