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sacvet

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FL Question: Handgun securely encased, but not fully concealed
« on: September 23, 2016, 08:17:09 AM »
Per F.S. 790.25(5), with a CWFL if I have a handgun snapped, strapped or velcroed in a holster, can that gun in the holster then be placed in the vehicle where it is visible - such as on a seat, in a cup holder, on the floor between the front seats, etc.?  It meets the definition of "securely encased."

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Re: FL Question: Handgun securely encased, but not fully concealed
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2016, 11:31:35 AM »
sacvet,

Unfortunately this will not be a legal method to carry the firearm. Pursuant to F.S. 790.25(5), in addition to being “securely encased,” the firearm must also remain concealed at all times.
 
The 2016 Florida Statutes
790.25 (5) POSSESSION IN PRIVATE CONVEYANCE.—Notwithstanding subsection (2), it is lawful and is not a violation of s. 790.01 for a person 18 years of age or older to possess a concealed firearm or other weapon for self-defense or other lawful purpose within the interior of a private conveyance, without a license, if the firearm or other weapon is securely encased or is otherwise not readily accessible for immediate use. Nothing herein contained prohibits the carrying of a legal firearm other than a handgun anywhere in a private conveyance when such firearm is being carried for a lawful use. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to authorize the carrying of a concealed firearm or other weapon on the person. This subsection shall be liberally construed in favor of the lawful use, ownership, and possession of firearms and other weapons, including lawful self-defense as provided in s. 776.012.