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Concealed carry for Paul fest?

With all the shootings lately, I have no doubt in my mind Paul fest will be a target for a shooting. Not being prepared for possible violence would be the worst thing to do. Let's put the 2nd amendment to work!!


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Concealed Carry vs. Open Carry vs. Transport Of Firearm

This is information for those who own a gun but haven't had any firearms training and who are considering bringing their firearm to the Tampa event(s). What I'm saying should be mostly correct. However, I encourage anyone reading this to read and understand the Florida State laws before doing any of this...

For women, a firearm in a purse for example can be considered being transported if put in the purse, but not wearing the purse over the shoulder, but instead carrying by the strap in the hands similar to how one would carry say a duffle bag. But, if the firearm is in the purse, the second the purse is worn over the shoulder, it can be considered carrying on the body and therefore, if not in plain view, it is considered concealed which a concealed weapons permit would be needed, I believe.

For a firearm to be concealed and needing a permit, I believe it must be worn on the body in a holster of some sort hidden under clothing for example, and for women if hidden in a purse whereas the purse is worn on the shoulder.

A concealed weapons permit is not needed if a firearm is being transported. So this could be a way to bring a firearm if one doesn't have a concealed weapons permit. However, transporting versus carrying generally makes the firearm less accessible in an emergency, this should be kept in mind when deciding where to place the firearm in the "transport" bag being used. However, I am not sure what restrictions they may have on transporting, if any in the area.

It is mostly easier to just transport or conceal. Open carry allows others to size up a person in a situation, and this could give others a more critical advantage.

Also, if someone does decide to conceal carry without a permit, I believe, as long as permission isn't given to the police for the authority to search a person by that person, if the police forcibly carry out a search without permission or a warrant, an argument against the charges having to do with carrying a firearm can be made to have those charges thrown out. From what I understand, as long as a person isn't operating a motor vehicle, there is no obligation to even show a police officer identification. Also, jury nullification can be kept in mind as well if a case arises out of an unfortunate situation such as being targeted by police.

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Florida CCW.

I am a resident of Florida and posses a Florida Concealed Weapons and Firearms Permit.

First, one should contact the organizers and find out if they or the fairgrounds has any weapons or firearms restrictions. I say weapons and firearms because in Florida, we have the right to conceal carry both. Firearms are self explanatory while weapons include clubs, knives, tasers, tear gas, martial arts weaponry and the like. The weapons part would only apply to those issued a permit in Florida; unless your own state of issuance provides for weapons also and is a state that participates in reciprocity with Florida.

In Florida, a firearm or weapon need not be hidden under clothing specifically, but may be concealed in a beverage cup, handbag or other article provided that it is on or carried by your body.

It is legal for Florida CCW holders to carry loaded, cocked and locked.

It is illegal to open carry in Florida.

Bottom line, check to see if your State participates in reciprocity with Florida.
Check with the venue regarding firearms restrictions.
Carry safely and responsibly.

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