Thread: Florida Airport Carry
Quote from the FL statutes on places off limits: "inside the passenger terminal and sterile area of any airport"
While the word "any" seems to make it clear enough. Does anyone know for a fact if this was intended to apply only to airline terminals or all airports including general aviation airport terminals on airports with no airline service?
If not I think I'll write the state AG and ask.
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Please feel free to consult your own attorney if you are concerned. I'm happy to recommend some if you need one who knows FL firearms laws well.
If a general aviation airport had a "passenger terminal" under the federal meaning of the term, that would be different. An FBO is not the same thing. Pt. 135 operations are also not the same as Pt. 121. As a commercial pilot, this should be no surprise to you.
As to the others...part of the sausage making process. I was all ready on active duty during the '87 legislative session, so am not privy as to what all happened that produced the final bill that became the Jack Hagler Self-Defense Act (790.06).
Hey, this thread worked out just fine for me. It even answered some nagging questions I had about private airport property!
I wind up on the "non-commercial" side of the airport fence from time to time and wasn't quite sure of my legality in Florida.
All those years as an FFDO and it wasn't a problem but then I retired and now I'm just like all the other "civilians" out there!
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This is an old thread, but I'll add this for the benefit of anyone coming across it during a search for relevant information.
This is the line from the statutory section on places "off-limits" to carry that applies to this question.
It appears that school administration buildings are included in the prohibition on carry. There is no stipulation that the building must be on a school campus to be either included in, or excluded from, the prohibition.10. Any elementary or secondary school facility or administration building;
Now, it appears that a school board office might actually be excluded from the prohibition because it is not the administration building to any one primary or secondary school. If I'm right about that, the one exception would be into the section of the office in which a meeting of the school board is actively taking place. See below (from the same statutory section.)
7. Any meeting of the governing body of a county, public school district, municipality, or special district;