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little66085

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Florida carry question
« on: September 04, 2017, 11:53:08 AM »
Is it legal to carry a weapon outside the waist band as long as it is covered with a long shirt?

TexasLawShield

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Re: Florida carry question
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 11:12:43 AM »
little66085,

If they have a CWFL, then they can carry on waistband as long as it is concealed and not in plain view.

shorthairptr

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Re: Florida carry question
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 11:28:12 AM »
To confirm:

Printing is legal as long as no part of the gun is on display ?

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Re: Florida carry question
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 04:43:35 PM »
You can carry it anywhere you like on your person as long as it is concealed.  There is no requirement that your firearm be concealed in any particular way or on any particular body part.

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Re: Florida carry question
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2018, 12:32:18 PM »
I am always worried about printing. The definition of the word "concealed" is kept secret, hidden. If you are printing are you still concealed?

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Re: Florida carry question
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2018, 03:31:05 PM »
It is not a crime to print, however you will get a lot of unwanted attention so it is best to make sure you are not printing.

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Re: Florida carry question
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2018, 09:16:02 AM »
Is there any case law applying specifically to a recently marketed "dust cover" which covers the entire gun, but has an obvious picture of a pistol on the outside. The purpose, of course, is to ridicule the exusting Florida  statute prohibiting Open Carry.
Would wearing such a  "dust cover" not be protected by the First Amendment?
Would wearing  the "dust cover", with no gun , be probable cause for detainment?

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Re: Florida carry question
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2018, 05:46:35 PM »
Efriday,

Without seeing the product, I cannot answer this with certainty.  You have a first amendment right to wear a picture of a gun, but that right can be limited depending where you are. 
There is no case law of which I am aware covering an new or recent product.
If an officer views your dust cover and makes a reasonable mistake that it is a gun being carried openly, they will be able to stop you.  Once they determine that it is a picture of a gun, they ought to let you go immediately.  No one is going to fault them for mistakenly believing that the realistic picture of a firearm, which you intend to look like you are carrying a firearm openly, is a firearm.  If they have probable cause to believe you are openly carrying illegally, they can legally stop you.