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There is no three step rule.

There is no three step rule. Recently, I had a young man in class that had been arrested for violation of 790 of the Florida Statutes for have a firearm under the seat of his car in a holster.  Ultimately, this cost him 6000.00 and forfeiture of his Glock 19.  So let’s address this in the hopes of preventing another unfortunate incident. How do I carry in a car if I don’t have a concealed weapons permit, or there is no 3 step rule. If you don’t have a permit to carry in Florida you may still carry a firearm in your vehicle.  The statute which governs this activity is 790.25 of the Florida Statutes: (5) POSSESSION IN PRIVATE CONVEYANCE.—Notwithstanding subsection (2), it is lawful and is not a violation of s. 790.01 for a person 18 years of age or older to possess a concealed firearm or other weapon for self-defense or other lawful purpose within the interior of a private conveyance, without a license, if the firearm or other weapon is securely encased or is otherwise not readily accessible for immediate use. Nothing herein contained prohibits the carrying of a legal firearm other than a handgun anywhere in a private conveyance

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Important Notice About Gun Safety

Last week someone shot themselves in the hand at the range.  As far as I can tell he did it while he was loading his gun.  It is the first time that someone has shot themselves at the range while I was working.  It was truly unfortunate.  The individual is a regular and generally handles his firearm well.  It only takes one mistake to cause you a world of pain.  It did give me the opportunity to see if my medical plan worked.  He shot himself in the lower part of his palm, around the area of his ring finger and pinky finger.  It appeared as if the bullet went through at an angle, there was a clear hole, black powder burns over the whole hand and meat was hanging from one side.  Blood was pouring from the wound and the whole lobby looked like a crime scene.  I wanted to wrap the wound, so I grabbed my IFAK and cut open the wound dressing, a five-foot-long compression bandage.  I wrapped his hand tightly and secured the bandage.  Once the bleeding was controlled, I sat him down with his hand above his head and called 911. I have practiced and

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