For Non-CWL holders: Statute 790.25 This means one must have the firearm securely incased or the firearm must be out of reach (immediate use). Good example for Non-CWL holders is a gun in a snapped holster and placed in an enclosed glovebox. Some good examples lent by Gmountain include: Now, it could be snapped in a holster and stuck in the door pocket. That would be fine. It could also be snapped in a holster and on the passenger seat, covered by a newspaper. Or, depending on your vehicle, snapped in a holster and laying on the passenger seat. You could have it snapped in a holster and lay it on the floor. For CWL holders (supercedes Statute 790.25): Statute 790.001 This means the gun can be readily accessible as long as it is encased. An example would be for a CWL holder to have a gun in a snapped holster in the center console next to them. Another example would be for a CWL holder to have a gun in an enclosed container with a lid on ones lap. Both of these examples are legal as long as they are not in ordinary sight, but may not always be the best choice. Remember to think in advance what will occur if you happen to run into a law enforcement officer. Will the carry method in your vehicle, although legal, cause uneccessary stress to you, others, and/or an officer? Could you land yourself behind the barrel of a loaded police gun and/or in jail? As stated in the Cop Talk forums, not all police are up to speed on concealed carry laws and CWL carry methods. These are things you always want to take into consideration. For All, as described in Statute 790.001 that applies to everyone: Simply means keep the gun out of sight for others to see. Definitions Securely encased defined - http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=Ch0790/SEC001.HTM&Title=->2006->Ch0790->Section%20001#0790.001 790.001 Definitions.--As used in this chapter, except where the context otherwise requires: (16) "Readily accessible for immediate use" means that a firearm or other weapon is carried on the person or within such close proximity and in such a manner that it can be retrieved and used as easily and quickly as if carried on the person. (17) "Securely encased" means *in a glove compartment, whether or not locked; *snapped in a holster; *in a gun case, whether or not locked; *in a zippered gun case; *or in a closed box or container which requires a lid or cover to be opened for access. Anything * is good no matter the location. Snapped in a holster under the seat meets the statute requirements for securely encased. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!