In Florida it's a felony to have a firearm in a vehicle unless it meets the statutory definition of "securely encased" -- or you have a CWP (concealed weapons permit) and the firearm or weapon is concealed on or about your person. The absolute worst thing you can do is keep a firearm under the seat of a vehicle unless you have a CWP. This is how more people are arrested for the felony than anything else!
How to legally store a firearm in a vehicle in Florida
In Florida it is legal to have a firearm or weapon in a vehicle if it is "securely encased", and you are at least 18 years of age. "Securely encased" means the firearm or weapon is in a CLOSED console, closed glove compartment, closed box, or other closed container which requires the container be opened in order to gain access to the firearm or weapon. This definition also includes a holster or gun rug that is snapped, zippered, or velcro'd closed. However, I highly recommend that if kept in a holster -- that the holster not be placed in a visible area -- as this tends to have a real adverse affect on police officers and others who may see it.
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