CWFL holder or not, it is not unlawful to have ahandgun "securely encased" within your vehicle on a college campus:
i was wondering what the Florida Law is on having a gun (to CCL holders) in your vehicle in the parking lot of a college campus?
is it allowed?
790.115(2)(a) A person shall not possess any firearm, electric weapon or device, destructive device, or other weapon as defined in s. 790.001(13), including a razor blade or box cutter, except as authorized in support of school-sanctioned activities, at a school-sponsored event or
on the property of any school, school bus, or school bus stop
; however, a person may carry a firearm:
. . .
3. In a vehicle pursuant to s. 790.25(5); except that school districts may adopt written and published policies that waive the exception in this subparagraph for purposes of student and campus parking privileges.
For the purposes of this section, "school" means any preschool, elementary school, middle school, junior high school, secondary school, career center, or postsecondary school
, whether public or nonpublic.
790.25(5) 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 in s. 776.012.
To be completely legal, the handgun would need to be securely encased or not otherwise available for immediate use, at the point you entered the campus. In other words, don't wait till you get to the parking lot to secure it. If you run a stop sign on your wait to the parking lot and get pulled over, it could be very bad!
ETA: Colleges and Universities are not 'School Districts' and therefore cannot waive the exception in subsection 3 of 790.115(2)(a) - this is according to Jon Gutmacher.