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Posted: 8/20/2004 7:04:13 PM EST
Is it legal for a PARENT to have a weapon with them, either on their person or in their vehicle, when collecting their child from a public school in the State of Arizona ? Assume that the parent has a CCW permit and is carrying concealed, and thus is not subject to the Federal "Gun Free School Zone" law. Further assume that the school has not posted any "No Weapons" signs.

So what does the law say: OK in the car ? Parking lot ? Anywhere ? Not under any circumstances ?
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 7:09:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By StealthyBlagga:
Is it legal for a PARENT to have a weapon with them, either on their person or in their vehicle, when collecting their child from a public school in the State of Arizona ? Assume that the parent has a CCW permit and is carrying concealed, and thus is not subject to the Federal "Gun Free School Zone" law. Further assume that the school has not posted any "No Weapons" signs.

So what does the law say: OK in the car ? Parking lot ? Anywhere ? Not under any circumstances ?



Get thee to Dillon's or the next gun show and get a new copy of Alan Korwin's Arizona Gun Owner's Guider
(also at http://www.gunlaws.com/)

I have no financial interest in this. Seriously...if you're going to be a gun owner here, get this book.

In a nutshell, Arizona law says parent can have a gun, in the car out of sight of the children and unloaded, on a campus. Current federal legislation says you're hosed if you don't have a CCW.

I am not a lawyer, etc. This is how I interpret it.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 7:15:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2004 7:16:39 PM EST by StealthyBlagga]
Thanks for the reminder... I have this book (a few years old) but it never occurred to me to refer to it on this question. Duhh. I'll take a look at what it has to say on the matter.

By the way, I didn't think that AZ law differentiated between a "loaded" and "unloaded" firearm. Am I wrong in this case ?
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 3:11:28 PM EST
another good place to check:

www.packing.org/state/index.jsp/arizona
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 7:30:12 AM EST
There's a Federal law that says no firearms withing 500 yards of a school, isn't there?

I carry on the school grounds anyway. I figger it would be more dangerous to leave my weapon on the sidewalk, off campus, then to just keep it in the holster.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 8:39:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By markm:
There's a Federal law that says no firearms withing 500 yards of a school, isn't there?

I carry on the school grounds anyway. I figger it would be more dangerous to leave my weapon on the sidewalk, off campus, then to just keep it in the holster.



It's 1,000 feet of a school unless you have a CCW...so technically, if you lived across the street from XYZ elementary or High School, and had no CCW, when you took your gun out to your car, you were in violation of fed.gov law...or if you walked your dog, or even drove past/within the limit of a school.

The original law was overturned as unconstitutional, so the Congress did what it always does...passes another one just like it with a few words changed. That one hasn't been challenged in court yet.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 6:32:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By TimW:

Originally Posted By markm:
There's a Federal law that says no firearms withing 500 yards of a school, isn't there?

I carry on the school grounds anyway. I figger it would be more dangerous to leave my weapon on the sidewalk, off campus, then to just keep it in the holster.



It's 1,000 feet of a school unless you have a CCW...so technically, if you lived across the street from XYZ elementary or High School, and had no CCW, when you took your gun out to your car, you were in violation of fed.gov law...or if you walked your dog, or even drove past/within the limit of a school.

The original law was overturned as unconstitutional, so the Congress did what it always does...passes another one just like it with a few words changed. That one hasn't been challenged in court yet.



If his car is not on his property, yes. The law does allow for firearms to be possessed and used on private property.

Mike
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