Tag Archive | "guns"

Preservation and Protection of Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Motor Vehicles Act

Friday, September 25, 2015

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Written into law by Governor Charlie Crist in 2008, this law seeks to preserve the right of qualified individuals to carry guns in their cars. Of course, the law does have requirements for who, how, and where they can do this. Regardless, it is a very controversial law. For those without a concealed weapons permit, […]

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Florida’s Gun Laws

Sunday, May 20, 2012

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The recent scrutiny of Florida’s Stand Your Ground laws and the Castle Doctrine caused Florida‘s gun laws to make national headlines.      Many were shocked to learn the ins and outs of Florida’s gun laws. Florida has recently been called a “liberal” gun state or too lax in its standards for gun ownership. There is […]

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How Do You Purchase a Gun in Florida?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

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Florida’s gun laws are fairly lenient. However, there are some rules every licensed gun dealer must follow. All purchasers must be over the age of 18 or have verified permission of their parents. The state of Florida also requires a background check of the purchaser, but does not require permits or registrations. Florida’s background check […]

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5 Things You Wanted to Know about Concealed Weapons in Florida

Monday, October 10, 2011

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1. Who is responsible for concealed licensing in the state of Florida? Concealed weapons licenses are issued by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Their website is: http://www.freshfromflorida.com/   2. How can I find out if I am eligible to get a concealed weapons permit in Florida? Some of the deciding factors are age, […]

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Stand Your Ground

Friday, September 30, 2011

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The Stand Your Ground law is part of the Castle Doctrine, signed into law by Governor Jeb Bush on October 1, 2005. The Florida State Statutes address it in section 776.013. Florida has the distinction of being the first state to sign the doctrine into law. The Castle Doctrine generally establishes: that your home and […]

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What are the Educational Requirements for Getting Your Hunting License in Florida?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

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Florida requires anyone (born after June 1, 1975) who wants a Florida hunting license to take a hunter safety course. These courses are designed for people ages 12 and up and educate hunters about rules and regulations regarding firearms, ethics, and general hunting. Both online and physical classes are available, though requirements vary by course. […]

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City and County Gun Laws are Illegal in the State of Florida

Thursday, September 29, 2011

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City and county gun laws have been illegal in Florida since 1987 because of the Firearms Preemption law (or the Joe Carlucci Uniform Firearms Act). But, new Florida House Bill 45 (formerly Senate Bill 402) firmly reasserts state gun regulations. What does this new bill entail? It is pretty long, so here is the link […]

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