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Old 08-09-2019, 09:24 AM
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There is no need to know who does carry and most of us don't care if anybody else carries or not!
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:42 AM
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A lot of people new to Fl, may not realize--you do not need a permit to keep a firearm in your vehicle as long as its not readily accessible, which means the weapon must be in a glove box or console , encased in a holster or the equivalent, also when stopped by LEO in Fl you are not obligated to inform the officer that there is a firearm in your vehicle
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:03 AM
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If the gentlemen was licensed to carry, he should not be unaware or unfamiliar at all as he should have had to complete a training program to get the license in the first place. It's just a good thing it didn't jump up, run away, and go shoot someone since, apparently, that's how it works these days.
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No training in Fl if you possess a DD-214, I personally think this is wrong -when I lived in NC--the qual test was much tougher
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:38 AM
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A lot of people new to Fl, may not realize--you do not need a permit to keep a firearm in your vehicle as long as its not readily accessible, which means the weapon must be in a glove box or console , encased in a holster or the equivalent, also when stopped by LEO in Fl you are not obligated to inform the officer that there is a firearm in your vehicle
Good point.......
Now a question......
Is a golf cart driven off road ( as in The Villages ) considered a motor vehicle and how many locations inside a golf cart can one "legally" & " safely " conceal a firearm ?
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:03 AM
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While parking my car next to several parked gold carts in the shopping center near Brownwood, I observed an older Villager stumble out of his parked golf cart and I naturally offered my assistance. He appeared fine but I noticed that he dropped his Glock 17 onto the parking lot floor. He asked me to help him recover his firearm from the floor as he had difficulty with his gait.

I immediately realized that based on his behavior, he was unfamiliar with handguns and I told him that I would help him and make his gun safe. The firearm had an empty chamber but the clip was full. After securing his firearm, I strongly suggested that he take up some classes at the local Shooters World.

Just wondering, how many “unfamiliar” soles here carry?
If you are going to carry a handgun buy a quality holster that will retain the gun and prevent an occurrence such as this. Too many people will skimp on a holster because they just spent a bunch of money on a handgun. Wrong place to go cheap.
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:33 AM
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If you carry make sure you have the Pistachios to use it
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:35 AM
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I don't have one but tossing around discriptors like "geriatric" and "old arthritic hands" may make me want to get one.

Here is an interesting article about gun ownership.

My guess is about half the people who live in The Villages own guns. It is true of MY Village.

A Look at Gun Ownership by State

I don't care who has them as long as they are law abiding and pay their bills. OH and don't plant vegetable gardens and pink flamingo statues in their front yards.
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:39 AM
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I would advise anyone who buys a gun in Florida to get a concealed carry license, even if you intend to keep the gun in your house. It is easy to get and provides good training. You never know when you may want to take the gun outside of your house, and, if you do, you will be legal.
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:55 AM
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In Florida it's a "Concealed Weapon and Firearm License" (CWFL) It covers concealed Weapons as well as Firearms. The Straight Shooters has 3,000 members. Almost all have a CWFL.
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