Originally Posted by Tackleberry1
The original intent of GFZ's was to create a "charge" for thug's, pushers, ect, who hung out close to inner city schools looking to target students.
The unintended consequence with all GFZ's is the creation of DVZ's, "defenseless victim zones".
Hypothetical Question...Say you as an armed CCW holder, unknowingly wandered into a GFZ/DVZ and while you were present encountered a work place shooter hell bent on causing death any mayhem. Let's assume you were able to save not only your life, but dozens of lives gauging by the amount of ammo the "now ventilated" nut job was carrying.
Would you really care about receiving the charge of violating a GFZ or would you be grateful to be alive and able to answer this BS charge?
In Alabama a CHL license holder (or LEO of course) may legally CC on K-12 school campuses, but strangely enough not college/university campuses.
The assistant principal (a USMC veteran whose name escapes me) of Pearl (Mississippi) High School had to run 6 blocks to get to his pick-up truck to retrieve his 1911 .45 (he couldn't park on school grounds due to the idiotic GFZ law Mississippi had at the time to stop Luke Woodham when Woodham came into the school shooting students armed with a 30/30 rifle. Woodham surrendered immediately when confronted by the assistant principal pointing his .45 at him.
The Mississippi Legislature changed their GFZ law to exempt CCW holders from the law very shortly thereafter (according to the the Mississippi AG at a training seminar on school violence in Birmingham, AL in 1998 (or 99) sponsored by the Alabama AG I attended).