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It’s a bit of an inaccuracy that carrying a concealed weapon only applies to firearms. Under Florida law, a concealed deadly weapon and a concealed firearm are two different things.
In Florida, it is illegal for a minor to have a firearm without parental consent or adult supervision. Additionally, if you possess a firearm in the house where minors live you must keep that firearm locked and secured in a box or container where that minor would reasonably be unable to obtain it. Failure to do so can result in second degree misdemeanor charges.
The Fl. Stat. Ann. §790.10 lists the improper exhibition of a weapon or firearm as any person having or carrying any dirk, sword cane, firearm, electric weapon or device in the presence of one or more persons and exhibiting them in a rude, careless, angry or threatening manner, not in self-defense. This charge carriers a first degree misdemeanor charge.
Firearms are all required to have serial numbers placed on them by their manufacturers. If a person knowingly altered or removed the manufacturer serial number with the intent to disguise the weapon they are guilty of a third degree felony.
Additionally, if that person knowingly sells the firearm they have altered, this is considered a first degree misdemeanor.
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