I'm curious, where is the exception that allows open carry on your own property? As this reads, it is against the law to carry a firearm from your living room to your bedroom.
Very interesting observation. It would even appear that the Sheriff referred to above gave bad advice about "written permission" as the law does not seem to address that directly either - or is to be found in case law?
I did some research and the law says that you can ignore the open carry law "at your own house", which is ambiguous at best. It does not specifically say "In your own house or business, but At your own house or business... I was kind of suprised, because it does not say "On your own property, but At your own property. I could be standing in the middle of the street and claim that I was at my house - see, it's right there.
My guess is that if you are openly carrying in your front yard, You may very well be legal, but you also may find yourself face down on the ground and trying to argue case law to a local police officer.
(3)LAWFUL USES.--The provisions of ss. 790.053
do not apply in the following instances, and, despite such sections, it is lawful for the following persons to own, possess, and lawfully use firearms and other weapons, ammunition, and supplies for lawful purposes:
(n)A person possessing arms at his or her home or place of business;