Recently, Plaxico Burress was arrested in New York for criminal possession of a weapon. It has been reported that he did have a Florida Concealed Weapons Permit. The only problem is, Burress was in New York.
Only certain states recognize Florida’s permit to carry handguns or pistols in their area. They are:
18. New Hampshire
19. New Mexico
20. North Carolina
21. North Dakota
25. South Carolina
26. South Dakota
32. West Virginia
When you have the permit in Florida, you can carry concealed “weapons”. That includes guns, knives, clubs, and tasers. In the states that recognize the Florida license, the permit extends to firearms only.
For more information on the rules regulating concealed weapons permits, contact the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
If you have any questions about gun crimes in Northeast Florida, including Jacksonville, Clay County, Nassau County, and St. Johns County, please contact our Jacksonville Gun Crimes Attorneys at (904) 634-0900.