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I have tried to do some research and i cant find anything for what exactly im wanting to learn. I am going to FL in about 2 weeks. I have my CCW here in NY and have not yet got my FL/UT non resident. My goal is not to carry conceal in FL i just want to bring it down there (im flying) put it in my rental car and drive to a friends house. I believe you can own a handgun in FL and have it in a lockbox in your car. IDK if that counts for non residents though. IDK how flying with it works exactly besides unloaded and check in luggage. Please anyone who has done this fill me in? Just want to bring one down there to goto the range with a buddy. And also, What about bringing it back into NY from FL? Again have my unrestricted, but does that count as the shipment of firearms? Am i technically supposed to be sending to an ffl?
 

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A permit to carry is required in Florida, no permit required to possess a handgun. You're probably best to transport it in a locked case while down there.

Flying with it is not difficult at all. You need to have it locked in a hard sided case, and only you have access. It has to be in your checked luggage, and declared to the counter agent when you check in. It's pretty painless. I recently flew to and from Oregon with a handgun for the first time and had barely a hiccup either way. I used a basic Nano Vault case with a 3 digit scroll lock.

http://nyfirearms.com/forums/laws-p...1521-flying-handguns-what-do-i-need-know.html
 

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There's plenty of info online about how to fly with a firearm in your checked luggage. TSA and the airlines publish all you need to know about that. Last I knew, FL allows visitors to keep a handgun in the car - doesn't need to be in a lockbox, a zippered case is sufficient. It's also fine to keep with you in the hotel. Check handgunlaw.us for specifics on what FL law allows non-residents to do with a handgun - since getting the FL permit I haven't paid much attention to the rules for non-resident visitors... plus I am not a lawyer.
 

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I have tried to do some research and i cant find anything for what exactly im wanting to learn. I am going to FL in about 2 weeks. I have my CCW here in NY and have not yet got my FL/UT non resident. My goal is not to carry conceal in FL i just want to bring it down there (im flying) put it in my rental car and drive to a friends house. I believe you can own a handgun in FL and have it in a lockbox in your car. IDK if that counts for non residents though. IDK how flying with it works exactly besides unloaded and check in luggage. Please anyone who has done this fill me in? Just want to bring one down there to goto the range with a buddy. And also, What about bringing it back into NY from FL? Again have my unrestricted, but does that count as the shipment of firearms? Am i technically supposed to be sending to an ffl?
Just make sure you don't have a layover in NJ. If you retrieve your luggage in NJ you are in violation of the law and could be looking at 3 years in jail.
 

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Um i just realized my layover is in Washington DC.......As long as i dont retrieve my luggage is this ok........If a layover goes how any layover ive ever delt with i dont even touch my luggage...Also i have a pistol sentry safe. Is that sufficient? I think it is if your nano box is. Everyone online says this is so simple. Im going to feel like im doing my walmart walk all over again.
 

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https://www.uslawshield.com/florida-gun-law/
A good start for laws in Florida. In the car is OK if it is securely encased - bag, box, pouch, that is latched, zippered, snapped, in order to use the gun it must be un zippered, unlatched, unsnapped, to actually use - no "three step" rule as many may tell you. Problem is that without a FL carry permit that you may not take it through "common areas" like a parking lot in a condominium (it's ok in a home driveway because that is his/her private property). This will make it illegal at the airport (without a permit) and illegal at the hotel. If you were driving down and staying at their house you would be fine.

Wiki has a fairly accurate run down as well but I will have to get my book out to accurately describe the car carry problems - stay tuned.

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How long are you going?? if for a week or so ,save the trouble and leave it home. IN florida almost every range has real affordable range rental guns. I fly often with fire arms. I always leave from whiteplains or new burg -NEVER Newark or the city airports .
I never use connecting flights as it opens up possible law violations and more chance of my bag getting lost.

I also try not to fly to any place I am not licensed or have some type of resoprocity in with the exception of traveling into New Jersey for competitions

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Um i just realized my layover is in Washington DC.......As long as i dont retrieve my luggage is this ok........If a layover goes how any layover ive ever delt with i dont even touch my luggage...Also i have a pistol sentry safe. Is that sufficient? I think it is if your nano box is. Everyone online says this is so simple. Im going to feel like im doing my walmart walk all over again.
How long is your layover in DC ? If it's couple hours , there should be no trouble as the airlines will make the transfer to the next flight .but if it's overnight ( which I have never seen theses days ) still contact the airlines . Flying with any kinds of firearms is really a breeze if you do it correctly !
 

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I have tried to do some research and i cant find anything for what exactly im wanting to learn. I am going to FL in about 2 weeks. I have my CCW here in NY and have not yet got my FL/UT non resident. My goal is not to carry conceal in FL i just want to bring it down there (im flying) put it in my rental car and drive to a friends house.

I didn't read through but your answer should be in this state of fl website. the argriculture dept handles firearms, go figure that one out.
Licensing / Divisions & Offices / Home - Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
 

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https://www.uslawshield.com/florida-gun-law/
A good start for laws in Florida. In the car is OK if it is securely encased - bag, box, pouch, that is latched, zippered, snapped, in order to use the gun it must be un zippered, unlatched, unsnapped, to actually use - no "three step" rule as many may tell you. Problem is that without a FL carry permit that you may not take it through "common areas" like a parking lot in a condominium (it's ok in a home driveway because that is his/her private property). This will make it illegal at the airport (without a permit) and illegal at the hotel. If you were driving down and staying at their house you would be fine.

Wiki has a fairly accurate run down as well but I will have to get my book out to accurately describe the car carry problems - stay tuned.

Fla45fan - (retired Florida CCW instructor)
I am staying at a friends house, which is private property yes. As i stated im not trying to carry i realize i do not have a ccw for FL. You said the airport it is illegall? How am i supposed to get it from the baggage claim to my rental car?? Also is that going to cause a problem checking it back in down there in FL? Actually, overall is checking the gun back in FL going to be a problem in any aspect?
 

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Unloaded, locked, and ammo separate can be transported anywhere in the state of Fl.
 
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