KennyPro wrote:Either with a Virgina CCP or a Florida CWFL, the same laws apply. Loaded or unloaded make no difference.Hi I am moving from Virginia to Florida. Virginia is an open carry state. I have a CCP and Florida has reciprocity with Virginia. I am confused and want to have this right so I will ask a few questions if I may? I am new here on this site. 1. If I have a Florida ccp I still can not carry openly? Is that correct?My firearm must be out of sight if carried? ...2. If I have a ccp can I have my gun on my person while in my vehicle provided it is concealed and I have my ID and permit on me? 3. If I have a CCP can I have my weapon withinn reach in my glove box or on the seat next to me LOADED? Seems kind of crazy that I can have a CCP in the state and not carry openly? I can hide a sidearm on my person legally but not carry it in plain site? Is this correct? Thanks guys; Kenny
Open carry is severely restricted. You can open carry at home or work; hunting, fishing, camping; at the range, and a few more.
In the car itmust be concealed on your person or in the glove-box; center console; closed (snapped/zipped/Velcro/etc.) purse/backpack/gun case anywhere in the car.
Florida does not recognize non-resident out of state permits. This means that you must be a resident of the state that issued your license/permit for it to be valid in Florida. If you move from Virginia to Florida, your Virginia permit will no longer be valid in Florida after 90 days.
If the resident of another state who is the holder of a valid license to carry a concealed weapon or concealed firearm issued in another state establishes legal residence in this state by registering to vote, or making a statement of domicile pursuant to s. 222.17, or filing for homestead tax exemption on property in this state, the license shall remain in effect for 90 days following the date on which the holder of the license establishes legal state residence. This section applies only to nonresident concealed weapon or concealed firearm licenseholders from states that honor Florida concealed weapon or concealed firearm licenses.