Welcome sheepdogs. My name is Ryan. In this video, we’re gonna discuss how you can legally keep a firearm in your car without a Florida concealed weapons permit, so stay tuned. One of the most common questions I receive is ‘how can I transport my firearm in my personal vehicle without a concealed weapons permit?’ Now, Florida statute 790 states that it is lawful for an individual to possess a firearm inside of a personal vehicle, as long as the firearm is securely encased or is not readily accessible for immediate use. So, you have two options to transport your weapon. Option number one is to keep your firearm securely encased, which means a lot of different things. Securely encase could mean that the firearm is in your glove box or center console. It could be inside of a zippered gun bag or even a hard gun case. The firearm could be in a holster that has a thumb strap or a positive retention locking system and the firearm can be completely loaded and located anywhere in your car as long as it meets this definition of securely encased. Pretty awesome, isn’t it? If for some reason your firearm cannot be securely encased, the firearm cannot be readily accessible for immediate use. Florida’s definition for readily accessible means the firearm cannot be in such close proximity And in a manner that it can be retrieved and used as quickly as if it was carried on the person. So, this would mean if your firearm was not in a case, It could not be in the side of your door, on the passenger seat, on the passenger floorboard, Or even behind the driver’s seat. I think most police officers would still interpret behind the driver’s seat as easily and readily accessible to the driver. Your firearm would have to be in the trunk of your car, or in the farthest part of an SUV or truck. It cannot be easy for you to reach that weapon at all. If you have a Florida concealed weapons permit, of course, the firearm can be on your body. However, if the firearm is not on your person, you are still required to meet the definition of securely encased or the firearm cannot be readily accessible for immediate use. Just because you have a concealed weapons permit does not mean that these rules no longer apply. You have to follow them just like everyone else. Now, if you have any additional questions about Florida concealed carry rules, please leave a comment below and I’d love to help you. It’s important to remember that firearm laws change from state to state and over time. Always consult with an attorney regarding your state’s firearm laws. If you enjoyed this video, please give me a big thumbs up. I’d greatly appreciate it. Subscribe to my channel. Until next time. Stay safe and help others.