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Category: Gun Laws


OCT. 10 2018
Criminal Defense Lawyer West Palm Beach | Stand Your Ground
Criminal Defense Lawyer West Palm Beach | Stand Your Ground

The use of stand your ground laws in Florida have been controversial for some time. Here we will go over the basics around this law.

 

What is Stand Your Ground?

 

The enactment of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law in 2005 did not create a new type of affirmative defense with regard to the use of deadly force. The principle that a person may use deadly force in self-defense if he or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm has been the law in Florida for well over a century. …

SEP. 12 2018
Possession of a Firearm West Palm Beach | Concealed Carry Do’s and Don’ts
Possession of a Firearm West Palm Beach | Concealed Carry Do’s and Don’ts

There are plenty of rules and regulations surrounding the licensed concealed carry of firearms in Florida. Many people with a license forget some of the most important rules that can land you in jail if broken, however.

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When it comes to carrying a concealed weapon and interacting with law enforcement, there are several simple steps you can follow to avoid legal issues. The biggest one is being very open and clear with police that you have a legal firearm. By making your intentions clear you can avoid placing lives in danger. Keep your hands visible and do …

JUNE  4 2018
Possession of a Firearm in West Palm Beach | Concealed Carry Facts
Possession of a Firearm in West Palm Beach | Concealed Carry Facts
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We have the constitutional right to bear arms. However, there are rules and regulations to keep not only the carrier safe but those around them as well. A concealed weapon license is one of them for those who wish to carry their weapon on them. Keep reading to learn more:

 

What is Concealed Carry?

 

Concealed carry is the practice of weapon – most commonly a handgun – in public but not within view. This does allow you to carry your registered weapon in public legally and requires that you follow the state laws.

 

What Happens if I …

JAN. 26 2017
How the Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Is Impacting Florida Gun Laws
How the Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting Is Impacting Florida Gun Laws
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In the slew of stories about Russian hacking potentially changing the outcome of the election, the many hearings to determine who will be in Trump’s cabinet, and the inauguration itself, the recent Fort Lauderdale shooting largely got lost in the national headlines.

 

Florida residents probably have a bit more familiarity with the tale, though: on January 6, Esteban Santiago flew into the Ft. Lauderdale airport and received his checked luggage. The luggage was just a case containing a handgun that he used to kill five people and wound six. Dozens of other people were wounded while trying to evacuate …

NOV. 14 2016
What If a Convicted Felon Is Caught with a Firearm in Florida?
What If a Convicted Felon Is Caught with a Firearm in Florida?
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The implementation of the second amendment has recently become one of the most important topics in politics and our election. It’s also one the country can’t seem to make up its mind on.

 

States like Texas have made big news for allowing guns to be carried on college campuses, but a recent Supreme Court decision upheld the ban of firearms for domestic violence offenders, even at the misdemeanor level.

 

The ban of firearms for convicted criminals does not stop at domestic violence offenders in the state of Florida. Our state has made it illegal for all convicted felons

JUNE  29 2016
What Prevents You From Buying a Gun in Florida?
What Prevents You From Buying a Gun in Florida?
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Orlando, the United States, and the world at large were severely shaken after 49 people were killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando earlier this month. The largest mass shooting in The United States’ history sparked discussions about LGBT rights, the threat of ISIS, and gun control legislation.

 

The gunman used an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle and a 9mm handgun during his three-hour killing spree at Pulse. The rifle had a magazine capacity of 30 rounds. The AR-15 one of the most popular guns on the market. Many people want this AR-15, and many people can get it legally, just …

JUNE  7 2016
What Happens If I Am Caught with a Weapon in Florida?
What Happens If I Am Caught with a Weapon in Florida?
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The Second Amendment states that we have the right to bear arms, but is that true under state law? Different states have different policies regarding where you can carry a weapon, what kind of weapons are allowed, and the consequences for carrying a weapon illegally.

 

The best way to avoid or fight a weapons charge is to know both your federal and state rights. To that end, today we’re going to look at Florida’s laws regarding weapons and weapon charges.

 

What Is Considered a Concealed Weapon, and Where Can I Carry It?

 

Legislation about concealed weapons in …