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Open Carrying of Weapons

Regarding misdemeanor weapons offenses, such as carrying a concealed weapon, there is also the crime of openly carrying a weapon. Whereas carrying a concealed weapon is a first-degree misdemeanor, open carrying of a weapon is a second-degree misdemeanor.

Florida law provides that it is unlawful for any person to openly carry on or about his or her person any firearm or electric weapon or device. Even if you have a carry permit, you cannot walk around carrying your weapon in plain sight.

it is not illegal for a person licensed to carry a concealed firearm and who is lawfully carrying a firearm in a concealed manner, to briefly and openly display the firearm to the ordinary sight of another person, unless the firearm is intentionally displayed in an angry or threatening manner, not in necessary self-defense.

A person may openly carry, for purposes of lawful self-defense: a self-defense chemical spray (mace or pepper spray); and a nonlethal stun gun or dart-firing stun gun or other nonlethal electric weapon or device that is designed solely for defensive purposes.