How To Apply For And Obtain A Florida Concealed Carry Permit
Approximately 15% of the adult population in Florida have a concealed carry permit, which amounts to around 2.5 million people. It is illegal to openly carry a weapon in the state if you do not have a license. Therefore, it is important to learn about how to legally obtain a concealed carry permit and maintain your permit to avoid any criminal issues. Our firm can help you in this process.
Requirements and Restrictions
There are specific minimum eligibility requirements to apply for a concealed carry license, including:
- You must be 21 years of age unless you are a service member or you are a veteran.
- You must meet the citizenship and residency requirements.
- You must submit the certificate of completion from a firearms training class or other acceptable training document demonstrating your competency with a firearm. The training course teaches handgun basics, shooting fundamentals, how to be aware of your surroundings, legal education, and a guide to help you conceal your weapons effectively. The training course must be conducted by a state-certified or National Rifle Association-certified firearms instructor.
There are also certain restrictions that can prevent you from being able to receive a concealed carry permit. These include:
- You must not have a disqualifying criminal record. This includes specific convictions such as drug crimes or crimes involving violence.
- You must not suffer from a physical disability that would prevent the safe handling of a firearm.
- You must not have been committed to a mental institution.
- You must not abuse alcohol or have two or more DUI convictions in the last three years.