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Where can't you take a concealed weapon even when you have a permit?


I have a Florida concealed weapons permit.  Can I take my gun anywhere?  Where can’t I take my concealed firearm?


Even if you have a concealed weapons permit in Florida, you cannot take your firearm into:


1. Massage parlor, place of prostitution, gambling or where criminal gangs hang out.  Generally called a place of nuisance. 

2. Police station

3. Jail

4. Courthouse

5. Courtroom

  1. Polling place

7. Any meeting of the governing body of a county, public school district, municipality, or special district

8. Any meeting of the Legislature

9. Any school, college, or professional athletic event not related to firearms

10. Any elementary or secondary school facility or administration building

11. Any career center

12. Any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, which portion of the establishment is primarily devoted to such purpose

13. Any college or university facility unless the licensee is a registered student, employee, or faculty member of such college or university and the weapon is a stun gun or nonlethal electric weapon or device designed solely for defensive purposes and the weapon does not fire a dart or projectile

14. The inside of the passenger terminal and sterile area of any airport, provided that no person shall be prohibited from carrying any legal firearm into the terminal, which firearm is encased for shipment for purposes of checking such firearm as baggage to be lawfully transported on any aircraft; or

15. Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by federal law.


Any person who has a concealed weapons permit and knowingly and willfully violates any provision of this subsection commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.


A second degree misdemeanor is punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.