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He should have been allowed to just check the gun or put it in his car. Instead he is being charged with carry at the airport under 790.06(12)(a)(14) even though he was never in the secure “sterile area”. This prosecution is completely unjustified by the facts.
Airport Carry is legal in 44 states, but Florida will put you in jail
The Federal government has determined that the “sterile area” is the “sensitive place” at an airport but Florida has gone much farther and banned even licensed carry inside the entire terminal; on this topic Florida is one of the most restrictive places in the country.
Terrible – too bad there is not an “I forgot” exception. During my Florida concealed weapons permit classes I try to get this point across during the “here is a list of places you can’t carry even with a concealed weapons permit.
Florida’s list of places you can’t carry even with a Florida concealed weapons permit is too long in my opinion. I would like to see bars and colleges removed from the list. I don’t think airports will ever be removed.