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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2020 ‘Guns in Vehicles in Florida.’ Guns in Public. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 29 November

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Guns in Vehicles in Florida

Florida generally allows a person 18 years of age or older to possess a concealed firearm within the interior of a private vehicle, without a license, if the firearm or other weapon is securely encased or is otherwise not readily accessible for immediate use. Lawful firearm owners may lawfully carry a long gun anywhere in a private vehicle.

School districts may adopt written and published policies that prohibit the possession of concealed firearms within the interior of a private vehicle for the purposes of student and campus parking privileges.

In Florida, no public or private employer may prohibit a customer, employee, or invitee from possessing a legally owned firearm or ammunition locked inside or locked to a private motor vehicle in a parking lot. In addition, no employer may inquire regarding the presence of a firearm or ammunition inside or locked to a private motor vehicle in a parking lot or search a private motor vehicle in a parking lot to ascertain the presence of a firearm within the vehicle. Further, no employer may take any action against a customer, employee, or invitee based upon verbal or written statements of any party concerning possession of a firearm or ammunition stored inside a private motor vehicle in a parking lot for lawful purposes.

Employers may not condition employment on whether the applicant possesses a license to carry a concealed firearm or on the existence of an agreement by the applicant not to possess a firearm or ammunition in a locked vehicle in a parking lot.

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