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Post by CallMeLTC » Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:21 pm

Looked through the laws, and didn't see anything pertaining to a gun rack in the back of a pickup truck. If I wanted to put my 12ga, loaded, and on a rack in the back window, is it legal?

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Post by spam_can » Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:56 pm

Not sure on the laws either.

Do know, though, that it's a really good way of getting stopped by John Wayne Jr on his first unsupervised patrol. He is unsure of the law, too.

It would also suck to come out of a store or someplace to find your back glass shattered, and the 12 ga (along with other things) absent from the truck. And guess what, nobody saw a thing.

I'll stick with "out of sight, out of mind".
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Post by Rentprop1 » Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:53 pm

unless you live way the hell out of town its not a good idea, you have to think why would the still manuf gun racks for the truck in mass quantities if if wasn't legal........... :-k

fishing poles ? :-k
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Post by mjmensale » Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:24 pm

Yes, it's legal but not necessarily smart to do. Part of the relevant statute states -
790.25(5) POSSESSION IN PRIVATE CONVEYANCE.--Nothing herein contained prohibits the carrying of a legal firearm other than a handgun [ie, a rifle or shotgun] anywhere in a private conveyance when such firearm is being carried for a lawful use.
You guys really need to stop being so cheap and go drop $25 on the book.

http://floridashootersnetwork.com/phpbb ... .php?t=917

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Post by mjmensale » Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:36 pm

Oops! I never knew that! Will do. Thanks!

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Post by surfinusa » Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:28 pm

Its also legal in Florida to carry a handgun (loadeed or not) in your vehicle if you are 18 or older and it is securely encased.

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Post by Rentprop1 » Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:43 pm

and away from immediate reach
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Post by neeko » Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:22 pm

I believe the wording is not readily accessable. :smile

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Post by CallMeLTC » Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:35 pm

I never said anything about it being a good idea, I was just curious if I could. I wouldn't do it for the two reasons mentioned above, someone stealing it and an over zealous LEO. I was aware that I could have a gun in a vehicle securely encased, I just didn't know if in plain view and on a gun rack would fly.

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Post by wakkoss » Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:32 pm

Rentprop1 wrote:and away from immediate reach
Incorrect, sir. Weapon needs to EITHER be securely encased or not readily available for immediate use. Perfectly legal in a closed center console.

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Post by mjmensale » Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:43 pm

CallMeLTC wrote:I never said anything about it being a good idea, I was just curious if I could...I just didn't know if in plain view and on a gun rack would fly.
It's perfectly legal in Florida. Your decision.

Cabela's http://www.cabelas.com/? sells gun racks that go over the seat backs or attach to the roof. New twist on an old standby.

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Post by viper522 » Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:40 pm

hmmm AR15 in the rear window. bet that'd stop *some* tailgating =:s
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Post by HotShot308 » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:00 am

mjmensale wrote:
CallMeLTC wrote:I never said anything about it being a good idea, I was just curious if I could...I just didn't know if in plain view and on a gun rack would fly.
It's perfectly legal in Florida. Your decision.

Cabela's http://www.cabelas.com/? sells gun racks that go over the seat backs or attach to the roof. New twist on an old standby.

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Thanks for the link Moe, I hadn't seen those big sky racks before. Now I can mount my M1A behind the seat in my dually!!!
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Post by Rentprop1 » Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:02 am

wakkoss wrote:
Rentprop1 wrote:and away from immediate reach
Incorrect, sir. Weapon needs to EITHER be securely encased or not readily available for immediate use. Perfectly legal in a closed center console.

Like already stated GET THE FLORIDA FIREARMS BOOK, PEOPLE!!!
yea I get what you and Neeko are saying .....I dont have that gold book next to my crapper so I forgot what the wording was
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