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Florida Firearm Laws

The below list of state statutes are listed to serve as a resource to those looking to research and understand Florida state firearm law. Our instructors review the most relevant laws during our standard concealed carry course. Check our class schedule here.

Possession / Carrying of a Firearm:

  • Florida Places Off Limits to Carrying Concealed: 790.06 (12)
  • Florida Possessing or Discharging Firearms on School Property: 790.115
  • Florida definition of a weapon: 790.001 (13)
  • Florida Possession of a firearm at a Hospital: 394.458
  • Florida Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Motor Vehicles on Private Property: 790.251
  • Florida Unlicensed Carry of a Concealed Firearm: 790.01
  • Florida Open Carry of Firearm: 790.053
  • Florida License to Carry Concealed Firearm: 790.06
  • Members and veterans of United States Armed Forces; exceptions from licensure provisions: 790.062
  • Florida Firearm Sales and Delivery: 790.065
  • Florida Firearm Possession Under the Influence: 790.151
  • Florida Prohibition of Firearm Registration: 790.335

Florida Justifiable Force Laws:

  • Use of force in defense of person: 776.012
  • Home protection; use of deadly force; presumption of fear of death or great bodily harm: 776.013
  • Use of force in defense of others: 776.031
  • Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force: 776.032
  • Use of force by aggressor: 776.041
  • Law enforcement officers; use of force in making an arrest: 776.05
  • Use of force in resisting arrest or making an arrest or in the execution of a legal duty; prohibition: 776.051
  • Deadly force by Law Enforcement or Officer: 776.06
  • Use of force to prevent escape: 776.07
  • Forcible felony: 776.08
  • Defense to civil action for damages; party convicted of forcible or attempted forcible felony: 776.085
  • Retention of records pertaining to persons found to be acting in lawful self-defense; expunction of criminal history records: 776.09