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Ok here it goes what is the actual law in FL for carrying a gun in the car
With Concealed Permit
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Without

I always hear different stuff.
 

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With a CCW, concealed on your person or securely encased. Without a CCW, securely encased. The definition of securely encased varies depending on who you talk to. I was told at my class it means in a case or a glove compartment. It can be loaded.
If someone tries car jacking you, you can defend yourself. I recommend driving away however.
 

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Ditto. You can carry in a center console or in the glove box. With the CCW it needs to be on or about your person, howver remain concealed. If someone tries to jack my truck in Miami, with me in the car they are in for a .45 surprise from Mr. MilPro.
 

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So can I have my gun in my center console loaded outside of a gun bag/holster.
 

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I work closely with many LEO's and have been told the center console is OK. There was a court case in FL where a judge determined that the center console, as long as it has a cover like a glove box and the firearm is not visible, can be considered the same as a glove box. I have a full size pickup truck with a center console. Imagine in a car jacking if I had to reach all the way over to the glove box on the passenger side to retrieve my firearm (has to be more than 2 feet), unholtser the firearm and then attempt to defend myself. Here in Miami lately the Bad Guys seem to be shooting first, then robbing people and have little regard for human life. I want my Milpro as close to me as possible. 8)
 

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I've got a truck to so if and when I carry in it. I'd like to have it loaded out of a case in my center console. With the console lid closed obviously. I just wasnt sure if the gun had to be in a case inside my center console.

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Here ya go brother, straight from the horse's ar... mouth.

http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/weapons/index.html

Specifically to your questions, pay careful attention to the definition of "securely encased":
Definitions: http://www.flsenate.gov/Statutes/in...TM&Title=->2007->Ch0790->Section 001#0790.001
Lawful Ownership: http://www.flsenate.gov/Statutes/in....HTM&Title=->2007->Ch0790->Section 25#0790.25


another good site for interpretations:

http://www.floridafirearmslaw.com/

This guy is a lawyer who basically put all the laws in laymens terms. Definitely a good buy for the money and who knows maybe buying it you could refer to him if you ever have a problem.
 

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Thanks for the links.
 

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Securely encased includes a snapped holster- per section 97. I have mine between seat and door in my holster. I can leave it visible on the seat if I want, but I don't. Visible isn't the key- encased is.
 

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very intresting stuff
 

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sethnchrista said:
Securely encased includes a snapped holster- per section 97. I have mine between seat and door in my holster. I can leave it visible on the seat if I want, but I don't. Visible isn't the key- encased is.
I am not trying to be a jerk and definitely not a lawyer, but as I interpret the law in FL this practice is illegal without a CWP. You can securely encase you handgun as per its definition but any container that is not attached by the manufacturer to the vehicle must be out in plain sight or it is "concealed", which would be I believe a Felony of the 3rd. It would be up to the officer that caught you on how to interpret "in plain sight".
 
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