The crime rate in Jacksonville is rising every day and as it does, the number of people carrying guns for protection increases. What many people don’t know is the State of Florida has very strict laws on how and when you can carry a firearm. If you do not have a Concealed Weapons Permit, you are not allowed to carry your gun out of view of the public. Many people carry their weapon in their car. If you do not have a Concealed Weapons Permit, the safest place to keep your gun is in the glove compartment, in a holster, unloaded.
If you want to apply for a Concealed Weapons Permit in Florida, you can apply with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Licensing. You have to fill out a lengthy application, take a class, get fingerprinted, and pay a fee. Once you are licensed, you will be able to carry your loaded gun on your person or in your car as long as it is hidden from view.
If you have any questions, please contact our Jacksonville Weapons Attorneys at (904) 634-0900.