SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE. Pam Bondi's opinion fuels debate over guns on school campuses. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's issued an opinion that school districts have the authority to determine who and under which circumstances someone could carry a weapon on public school campuses. Manatee District Staff Attorney Mitchell Teitelbaum disagreed. He said only Class G Security Officer licenses allow holders to carry guns onto campuses. “Class G licenses have no restrictions on where a weapon can be carried,” Teitelbaum said, saying they are the only state firearms license that allows a holder to carry weapons almost anywhere. With a Class C license, a private investigators license, “there are strict restrictions on where a weapon could be carried,” he said (unless the PI also has a Class G license). Because the third-party guards contracted by the Manatee district had the Class G licenses, Teitelbaum said, nothing prohibited them from carrying guns onto campuses.
What is a Class 'G' Statewide Firearms License in Florida? Well, as a Florida Licensed Private Investigator I obtained a Class G Statewide Firearms License several years ago to do some bodyguard work that allows me to carry a concealed weapon most anywhere in Florida. I also have a State of Florida Security Officer's License and a Concealed Weapon or Firearm License. The State of Florida Requires that a security officer or private investigator who wants to carry a firearm, (open for Security Officer or concealed for a Private Investigator) in most any location in Florida has to obtain a Class G license. The initial application requires you to successfully complete 28 hours of training. Then each year you will have to do 4 hours of firearms training and qualify at the range in order to keep your G license active. As Manatee District Staff Attorney Mitchell Teitelbaum stated only a Class G license allows a Private Investigator and/or a Security Officer to carry a firearm on school property and pretty much anywhere else in Florida.
Derek Jones Security & Firearm Academy Class G and Class D License training and CWP License Sarasota Fl. A Concealed Weapon or Firearm License does not allow you to go on school property with a weapon it also has several other restrictions. The following is a list of places where you are restricted from carrying a weapon or firearm even if you have a Concealed Weapon or Firearm license. Please note that this is a simplified list. The places marked by an asterisk (*) may have exceptions or additional restrictions. See Section 790.06 (12), Florida Statutes for a complete listing.
- any place of nuisance as defined in s. 823.05
- any police, sheriff, or highway patrol station
- any detention facility, prison, or jail; any courthouse
- any courtroom*
- any polling place
- any meeting of the governing body of a county, public school district, municipality, or special district
- any meeting of the Legislature or a committee thereof
- any school, college, or professional athletic event not related to firearms
- any school administration building
- any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption*
- any elementary or secondary school facility
- any area technical center
- any college or university facility*
- inside the passenger terminal and sterile area of any airport*
- any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by federal law
COMMENTS: From Manatee District Staff Attorney Mitchell Teitelbaum
You captured exactly what I had said to the AG and what Ms. Webb had written.
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Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com