If you live in Florida, get your damned Concealed Weapons License.

One of the things (besides 9/11) that got me to get my CWP was a recommendation by Jon Gutmacher in his book. Florida Firearms Law, Use and Ownership, was that the gun laws in our far state have so many silly quirks and details that can get somebody innocently in trouble and that the simple fact of getting your CWP will save you from 90% of those troubles if you are taking your gun outside your home in a regular basis.

Earlier I catch a post in the Church of Our Lady of the Perpetual Outrage (Armed) Facebook Group about Open Carry in a big property because there was an issue with wild critters.  Everybody jumped with his interpretation of the law (not a lawyer among the bunch) and the general answer was something like “Fuck, yeah! You can!”

Now, understand that Florida is still one of those retrograde states without OC unless you have the urge to go do a tactical parade to your local pier with an R 15… but I digress. There is very few jurisprudence on OC at “home” and the few stuff I have seen about curtilage in non-firearms cases, you may get in trouble or not. I also try to void what Gutmacher calls “Defendant Zero” so I have an allergy to tempt faith.

Eventually the person confessed that she was the only one in the family without a CWP and I don’t know if it was laziness or what, but she wants to figure out how to OC in her property which does not make sense because if you can do one, you surely can do the concealed one without permit.

You are in our fair state and have a sidearm? Just get your permit and save yourself from almost all of the hassle .  It is much cheaper than bail and an attorney.

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