March 27, 2014 Miguel G
SB 296 is apparently stalled. As I posted before, it allows for people even without a Concealed Weapons Permit to carry a gun during an evacuation during a State Of Emergency.
Again, fits are being thrown like Mardi gars necklaces in New Orleans and sulfuric editorial are being written all across the Gunshine State. Will the bill be killed? No idea. maybe, maybe not. Although is good to throw a bone to the opposition sometimes, it also encourages them to come back for more and then you have to roll the newspaper.
At any rate, if this bill gets stuck, it really does not matter much if the people inside the car are smart and follow the law as it stand now:
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
“Securely encased” means in a glove compartment, whether or not locked; snapped in a holster; in a gun case, whether or not locked; in a zippered gun case; or in a closed box or container which requires a lid or cover to be opened for access.
So, do we really need this law? Yes if only to tweak the opposition’s nose.
Those are my two cents and I am sticking to them…or something like that.
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