Florida Gun Self Defense Article Introduction

The main objective of this Florida Gun & Self-Defense article is to educate gun owners about, Conceal Carry, Self-Defense, and Use-of-Force laws. Ignorance of the state and federal laws is not an excuse for unintentionally breaking those laws.  It is gun owners’ responsibility to learn and abide by the law and practice safe gun handling accordingly. I am not a lawyer; if you need legal counsel secure a lawyer in your relevant jurisdiction. The following content is my opinion and interpretation derived from twelve years plus of online and self-education in Florida Self-Defense and Use-of-Force Laws.

Implement the Four Rules for Safe Firearms Handling. Most mistakes will not occur by doing so. One, treat all guns as if they are always loaded with a round in the chamber, even when the gun is empty. Two, never point the muzzle at anything you ‘don’t’ want to destroy. Three, keep your finger off the trigger until your gun sights are on the intended target. Four, always be sure of your target and what is beyond it.

In addition, when you pull the trigger, think of all bullets as having a prosecutor and an extremely expensive lawyer attached to them. If you are unsure of any situations about gun usage or handling or what is lawful or unlawful, please refrain from carrying your firearm concealed until you have at least basic gun-handling training and education. One errant handling of your gun or unlawful act by mistake could ruin your life and the lives of others. Contact me, and I’ll point you in the right direction to give you the confidence to operate your firearm safely and legally.

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