Gun Control In Florida Associations
Does your Florida Condominium (governed under Florida Statutes, Chapter 718) or Homeowners’ Association (governed under Florida Statutes, Chapter 720) have the ability to regulate gun possession within your Florida Community?
Right now the debate over Florida Association Gun Control has intensified due to several high profile incidents. It is possible that gun ownership and possession may be a hot topic within your Florida Condominium Association or Florida Homeowners’ Association. Florida courts have acknowledged that Florida community associations have an interest in creating rules and regulations to benefit the community residents’ health, happiness, and peace of mind. It’s possible that Florida Associations may try to regulate gun ownership within their community based on the above reasons.
Florida laws and the U.S. Constitution protect gun ownership; however, certain regulations of guns in a Florida community may withstand court scrutiny. A court may find that regulations prohibiting carrying a firearm within the common areas of a Florida community or at Florida community meetings would be valid. An absolute ban on gun ownership within a Florida community association would very likely be held unconstitutional.
With the events that are happening today, this a very fluid situation. Should you have any questions regarding Florida Association Gun Control or Florida Associations in general, the experienced and knowledgeable COA and HOA Attorneys at Law Office of Ryan Shipp are here to assist with all of your Florida Association needs.
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