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Question about an elementary school in my neighborhood

Postby longhornfan » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:53 pm

This is a hypothetical situation and I have not done what's described below:

I drive my child to his/her elementary school each morning, park on a public street, leave my EDC locked in a lock box in my vehicle, walk him/her into school, return to my vehicle and go about my day. Did I break a law, particularly the one about being within 1000 feet of a school? I've read and reread 46.03 and 46.035, but I guess I've studied it so hard I've confused myselft. Any help y'all have is appreciated.
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Re: Question about an elementary school in my neighborhood

Postby recaffeination » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:56 pm

If you don't have a CHL then you are breaking the law because there is no exemption for MPA in the federal law. If you have a CHL, you are not breaking the law as described. You can even carry on campus as long as you don't go into buildings or attend a school sponsored event.
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Re: Question about an elementary school in my neighborhood

Postby The Annoyed Man » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:57 pm

recaffeination wrote:If you don't have a CHL then you are breaking the law because there is no exemption for MPA in the federal law. If you have a CHL, you are not breaking the law as described. You can even carry on campus as long as you don't go into buildings or attend a school sponsored event.

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Re: Question about an elementary school in my neighborhood

Postby longhornfan » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:04 pm

I do have a CHL. Not sure why that was so hard for me to understand, but thank you for the responses.
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Re: Question about an elementary school in my neighborhood

Postby G26ster » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:12 pm

longhornfan wrote:I do have a CHL. Not sure why that was so hard for me to understand, but thank you for the responses.

As the school is in Texas, you must have a CHL issued by the State of Texas. An out of state CHL, reciprocity or not, does not cover you in the school zone under federal law as I read it. The CHL must be issued in the same state as the school location. I am not a lawyer.
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Re: Question about an elementary school in my neighborhood

Postby sjfcontrol » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:20 pm

G26ster wrote:
longhornfan wrote:I do have a CHL. Not sure why that was so hard for me to understand, but thank you for the responses.

As the school is in Texas, you must have a CHL issued by the State of Texas. An out of state CHL, reciprocity or not, does not cover you in the school zone under federal law as I read it. The CHL must be issued in the same state as the school location. I am not a lawyer.

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