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Things to Consider When Owning a Gun in Florida

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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There are many things to consider when deciding to own a gun in Florida. What kinds of laws govern the ownership of a gun in Florida? Where will you get it? Where will you safely store it? What kind do you need? What kinds of laws govern the ownership of a gun in Florida? Florida […]

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How Do Gun Laws Vary Throughout the United States?

Friday, March 21, 2014

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Every state has different legislation regarding guns. Our blog usually discusses Florida laws regarding guns, but for this blog post we will discuss various guns laws throughout the United States for an informational comparison to Florida laws. The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States discusses the right to bear arms. The right […]

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Guns, Schools, and Food

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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Guns and similar weapons are not allowed in schools or on school property except under certain circumstances in Florida. Florida’s laws on this are addressed in Chapter 790 of the Florida State Statutes. 790.06 addresses schools and specifically says this about schools and school property and guns: A license issued under this section does not […]

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Guns in Cars in Florida

Thursday, January 9, 2014

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Florida has many gun laws. These laws relate to both concealed and unconcealed weapons. At times, it has been difficult to know exactly where you can carry your gun. Florida is streamlining its gun laws over time so that they are easier to understand and so you know the rules for all of Florida—rather than […]

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Gun Control

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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You hear a lot about gun control. However, what does that actually mean? Wikipedia states generally that “the term ‘gun control’ means any law, policy, practice, or proposal designed to define, restrict, or limit the possession, production or modification, importation, shipment, sale, and/or use of firearms.” Well, that certainly covers a lot of ground! President […]

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Teachers with Guns

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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Clarksville County, a small school district in Arkansas, will allow some of its teachers and staff to carry firearms at school this coming school year. They are using an Arkansas law already on the books to do that. It seems that the teachers and staff were volunteers and have undergone extensive training. One of the most […]

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Where Does a Florida Concealed Weapons Permit Allow Me to Carry My Gun?

Monday, January 7, 2013

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In December 2012, Florida issued its millionth concealed weapons permit. This is a milestone that did not go unnoticed, and one that puts Florida in the news again. “Concealed weapon” is a term that confuses many, however. What exactly is a concealed weapon? Moreover, where can I actually carry this concealed weapon? Attorney Christopher D. […]

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Gun Safety in Florida

Thursday, December 13, 2012

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Florida and its gun laws are frequently in the news. If it is not the Stand Your Ground law, then it is the castle doctrine, or even the concealed weapons legislation. However, sometimes those issues overshadow the concerns citizens have about more basic aspects of gun ownership. Many people just have concerns about how to […]

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Florida’s Gun Laws

Monday, December 3, 2012

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Guns in Florida have really made the headlines in the last year. Sarasota attorney Christopher D. Smith with SmithLaw presents a roundup of the issues surrounding Florida and guns. Stand Your Ground The Stand Your Ground Law got the most attention this year, with the Trayvon Martin shooting in February. The alleged shooter, George Zimmerman, […]

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