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Table of Contents (6th edition)

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:xi
FORWARD:xiii
INTRODUCTION:xv
CHAPTER ONE: THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS AND CONSTITUTIONAL ASPECTS:1
    THE BILL OF RIGHTS:1
    THE SECOND AMENDMENT:1
    A WELL REGULATED MILITIA:1
    THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS:3
    A WARNING ABOUT CONSTITUTIONAL INTERPRETATION:4
    FLORIDA’S RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS:5
    PREEMPTION LAW:5
    STATISTICAL DATA ON USE OF FIREARMS:6
    THE EXTENSION OF THE POWERS OF CONGRESS:7
    A BRIEF LESSON IN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:8
    CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION ON FIREARMS SALES:12
CHAPTER TWO: QUALIFICATIONS FOR PURCHASING, OR POSSESSION OF FIREARMS:15
    DEFINITION OF A "FIREARM"?:15
    ANTIQUE FIREARMS & OTHER EXCEPTIONS:16
    OTHER EXCLUDED DEVICES:20
    AGE ON PURCHASES FROM A FIREARMS DEALER:20
    JUVENILE FELONY OFFENDER:21
    AGE FOR NON-DEALER PURCHASE:21
    PURCHASES UNDER 18 YEARS OLD WITH PERMISSION:21
    PURCHASES DISALLOWED, EVEN WITH PERMISSION:22
    USE DISALLOWED EXCEPT UNDER ADULT SUPERVISION:22
    YOUTH HANDGUN SAFETY AMENDMENT:23
    SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT AGE:23
    RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS:25
    LEGAL OUT-OF-STATE PURCHASE BY NON-FFL:26
    DUAL RESIDENCE:28
    PURCHASE BY ALIENS:28
    LEGAL DISABILITIES PREVENTING PURCHASE:29
    FLORIDA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INJUNCTIONS:32
    PURCHASE FROM A LICENSED FIREARMS DEALER:32
    FLORIDA FIREARMS PURCHASE PROGRAM:33
    ARREST FOR "DANGEROUS" CRIME:34
    CHART OF ARRESTS PREVENTING FDLE APPROVAL:35
    WARNING ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRIMES:35
    STATE DISABILITIES RECOGNIZED BY FEDERAL LAW:36
    PERSON ON FLORIDA PROBATION:36
    DENIAL FOR FELONY RECORD:37
    THREE YEAR WAITING PERIOD:38
    WAITING PERIOD FOR HANDGUN PURCHASES:38
    CHART OF PERMITTED/NON-PERMITTED SALES:40
CHAPTER THREE: WHAT TO DO AFTER THEY TURN YOU DOWN:41
    THE APPROVAL (OR DISAPPROVAL) PROCESS:41
    IDENTIFICATION NEEDED TO PURCHASE:42
    THE COMPUTER CHECK BY FDLE:42
    HOW THE FDLE CALL-IN SYSTEM OPERATES:42
    WHAT HAPPENS IF THE COMPUTERS ARE DOWN:43
    PROBLEMS WITH MIS-IDENTIFICATION:44
    APPROVAL, OR NON-APPROVAL NUMBERS FROM FDLE:45
    APPEAL PROCEDURE & CRIMINAL HISTORY REVIEW:45
    A QUICK HINT:46
    THE BRADY ACT & NICS:46
CHAPTER FOUR: REMOVAL OF LEGAL DISABILITIES:49
    EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY:49
    EXPLANATION OF FORMS OF EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY:50
    WAIVER:52
    REAPPLICATION:53
    CHART ON EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY APPLICATION:53
    SOME LIMITATIONS ON PARDON POWER:53
    FEDERAL RESTORATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS:54
    EXPUNCTIONS IN FLORIDA:54
CHAPTER FIVE: FLORIDA CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT:57
    WEAPONS COVERED BY LICENSE:58
    QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE CONCEALED PERMIT:58
    COMPLETING THE APPLICATION PROCESS:62
    RECIPROCITY:64
    PROHIBITED PLACES WITH CONCEALED PERMIT:65
    LICENSE VIOLATIONS:69
    LOST LICENSES, OR CHANGE OF ADDRESS:69
    SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF YOUR PERMIT:70
    HOW YOU CAN CARRY CONCEALED:72
    WHY CONCEALED PERMITS ARE THE BEST:73
    CONCEALED WEAPONS BADGES:73
    MOMENTARILY UNCONCEALED:73
    CHART ON LICENSE SUSPENSION/REVOCATION:74
CHAPTER SIX: TRANSPORTATION AND CARRYING OF WEAPONS, AND FIREARMS:75
    SUMMARY OF WHERE HANDGUN CAN BE KEPT IN VEHICLE:75
    THE LEGAL CARRYING OF FIREARMS -- LISTED:76
    CHART OF EXEMPTIONS UNDER F.S. 790.25:77
    LEGAL CARRYING IN AUTOMOBILES & PRIVATE VEHI­CLES:78
    SECURELY ENCASED:79
    READILY ACCESSIBLE FOR IMMEDIATE USE:83
    UNCONCEALED SHOTGUNS AND RIFLES:84
    THE WAY IT USED TO BE:85
    INTER-STATE TRANSPORTATION OF FIREARMS:86
    PRIVATE BOATS:87
    WEAPONS, AIRPORTS, AND COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT:88
    PRIVATE AIRCRAFT:91
    TRAINS, BUSES, AND OTHER PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:91
    CARRYING IN YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS:92
    PROBLEMS WITH CONDO’S & APARTMENTS:94
    WHEN YOU STILL CAN'T HAVE IT:97
    SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES:97
    NATIONAL FORESTS:97
    STATE FORESTS AND PARKS:97
    MAILING & SENDING FIREARMS:98
    INDIAN RESERVATIONS:101
CHAPTER SEVEN: COMMON WEAPONS VIOLATIONS:103
    CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPONS AND FIREARMS:103
    PEPPER SPRAY, TEAR-GAS, AND POCKET KNIVES:104
    COMMON POCKETKNIVES:105
    ELECTRIC & CHEMICAL WEAPONS:106
    OPEN CARRYING OF WEAPONS OTHER THAN FIREARMS:108
    IMPROPER EXHIBITION OF FIREARMS & WEAPONS:109
    DISCHARGING FIREARMS IN PUBLIC:112
    DISCHARGING MACHINE GUNS:113
    MACHINE GUNS, UNDERSIZED FIREARMS, AND OTHER NFA WEAPONS:113
    PEN & WALLET GUNS:115
    SILENCERS:119
    CHART ON LEGAL GUN & BARREL LENGTH:119
    USING A FIREARM WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE:119
    SHOOTING AT VEHICLES, VESSELS & STRUCTURES:120
    SELF-PROPELLED KNIVES:121
    POSSESSION BY CONVICTED FELON:121
    PROHIBITION AS TO AMMUNITION:122
    FIREARMS INVOLVED IN THE COMMISSION OF A FEL­ONY:124
    USE OF BULLETPROOF VEST WHILE COMMITTING FELONY:124
    ARMOR PIERCING OR SPECIALITY AMMUNITION:125
    ALTERED OR REMOVED SERIAL NUMBERS:127
    DESTRUCTIVE DEVICES:127
    SWITCHBLADE KNIFE:129
    ASSAULT WEAPONS:130
    USE OF BANGSTICKS:130
    ARMED TRESPASS:131
    LICENSED PRIVATE SECURITY GUARDS:132
    CHART OF PERMITTED FIREARMS FOR “G” LICENSEE:133
    PROHIBITED AMMO FOR SECURITY GUARDS:133
CHAPTER EIGHT: LAWS CONCERNING CHILDREN:135
    LAWFUL AGE TO POSSESS FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION:135
    FLORIDA LAWS PERTAINING TO MINORS:137
    CHART OF PENALTIES FOR CHILD VIOLATIONS:138
    OTHER PENALTIES:138
    STORAGE OF LOADED FIREARMS:141
    CIVIL LIABILITY IF THE KIDS GET TO IT:143
    GUN FREE SCHOOL ZONES ACT -- PART TWO:144
    FLORIDA SCHOOL ZONE LAWS:145
    TRAINING CHILDREN TO BE SAFE:150
    CHART RELATED TO POSSESSION NEAR SCHOOL:151
CHAPTER NINE: DEALERS, FFL’s & INSTRUCTORS:153
    WHO MUST SECURE A FEDERAL LICENSE:153
    WHAT DOES THE LICENSE COVER:154
    CONFUSION WITH CORPORATE OWNERSHIP:156
    LICENSED COLLECTORS:157
    OBTAINING THE FFL:157
    DENIAL OF APPLICATION:158
    PROCEDURE ON REVOCATION OF FFL:158
    ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF RECORDS AND INVENTORY:159
    SALE OF FIREARMS/AMMUNITION TO LEGAL ALIENS:160
    PERMANENT BRADY LAW PROVISIONS:162
    SALES OR DISPOSITIONS FROM PERSONAL COLLECTION:162
    SALE OF MULTIPLE HANDGUNS TO SINGLE INDIVIDUAL:163
    LOSS OR THEFT OF FIREARMS:164
    ANTIQUE FIREARMS:164
    PAWNBROKERS:165
    SELLING TO PERSONS WITH OBVIOUS IMPAIRMENTS:166
    SELLING TO KIDS:166
    SALE OF AMMUNITION TO MINOR:167
    CHART ON PERMITTED WEAPON SALES TO MINOR:168
    REQUIRED FLORIDA WARNING NOTICES UPON SALE:168
    REQUIRED FEDERAL WARNINGS :169
    STUFF YOU GOTTA SELL:169
    STUFF YOU JUST CAN'T SELL IN FLORIDA:169
    SELF-PROPELLED, BALLISTIC, OR "SPRING" KNIVES:170
    GUN SHOWS:171
    RELOADING AS A BUSINESS:171
    FIREARM INSTRUCTORS:171
    FFL OPERATING OUT OF HOME:172
    USING ABBREVIATIONS ON THE FORM 4473:173
CHAPTER TEN: MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS:175
    THE ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN:175
    MODIFICATIONS TO ASSAULT RIFLES:177
    LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SAFETY ACT:181
CHAPTER ELEVEN:SELF DEFENSE, AND THE LAWFUL USE OF FORCE:185
    FORCIBLE FELONY:187
    DEADLY WEAPON:188
    IMMINENT:189
    REASONABLE BELIEF ("reasonably believes"):189
    DEADLY FORCE:191
    JUSTIFIABLE USE OF FORCE -- NON-DEADLY FORCE:192
    JUSTIFIABLE USE OF DEADLY FORCE:195
    EXCESSIVE FORCE:197
    NEW “PROTECTION OF PERSONS & PROPERTY” LAW:197
    THE TWO NEW “PRESUMPTIONS” IN F.S.776.013:199
    NEW DEFINITIONS IN F.S.776.013:200
    HOW DOES THIS SECTION, F.S. 776.013, WORK?:200
    EXCEPTIONS TO PRESUMPTIONS IN F.S. 776.013:202
    DUTY TO RETREAT UNDER THE NEW LAW:205
    PLACES WHERE YOU SHOULD HAVE “A RIGHT TO BE”:206
    SOME QUALIFIERS TO THE NON-RETREAT RULE:208
    WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE BURDEN OF PROOF:209
    RETREAT RULE – BUSINESS PREMISES:209
    DEADLY FORCE -- USE TO PREVENT ESCAPE:210
    LESS THAN LETHAL AMMUNITION:211
    USE OF FORCE BY LAW ENFORCEMENT:212
    CRIMES AND PENALTIES FOR USING EXCESSIVE FORCE:213
    MANSLAUGHTER:213
    AGGRAVATED ASSAULT:214
    ROAD RAGE PROBLEMS WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT:217
    A NEEDED SELF-DEFENSE STATUTE:219
    EXCUSABLE HOMICIDE:220
    DEFENSES TO CIVIL LIABILITY:222
    OTHER CIVIL PROBLEMS - INSURANCE :223
    DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR KIDS:224
    A SUMMARY ON THE USE & DISPLAY OF WEAPONS:225
    SELF-DEFENSE CASES THAT GO WRONG OR RIGHT:227
    A SUMMARY ON SELF-DEFENSE LAW:230
    WHAT TO DO AFTER THE POLICE ARRIVE:231
    911 — USE IT!:234
    CELLULAR PHONES — YOUR BEST DEFENSE:235
    GETTING STOPPED BY THE POLICE:236
    USE OF FORCE AGAINST ANIMALS:238
    NANOSECONDS TO REACT:241
    MANDATORY SENTENCES FOR FIREARM OFFENSES:246
    CHART OF MANDATORY FIREARM SENTENCES:247
    FIRING A WARNING SHOT:248
    THE AFTERMATH OF MANDATORY SENTENCING:249
    MORE EXAMPLES & JURY PARDONS:250
    A NEEDED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT:251
    CONCLUSION:252
ENDNOTES:253
ADDENDUM:279
    PRIOR EDITIONS OF “FLORIDA FIREARMS”:279
    FREE UPDATING SERVICE:279
    OUR WEBSITE AND E-MAIL QUESTIONS:280
    LIST OF PRO-SECOND AMENDMENT ORGANIZATIONS:280
    GEORGIA LAW FOR CONCEALED PERMIT HOLDERS, ONLY:281
    GETTING A SEIZED FIREARM BACK:282
INDEX:283
ORDERING INFORMATION:297
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