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Old 02-05-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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for parents with kids in school, do you have your ccw in your vehicle when you drop them off at school? i'm confused if the gun ban in school facility include parking and driving areas. if so, does that make you leave your ccw at home? i'm sorry if this is a lame question but i just want to understand so i can stay within the limits of the law.

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Old 02-05-2013, 08:50 PM   #2
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Probably depends on the state you are in.

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Old 02-05-2013, 08:55 PM   #3
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Florida statute 790.115:
(2)(a) A person shall not possess any firearm, electric weapon or device, destructive device, or other weapon as defined in s. 790.001(13), including a razor blade or box cutter, except as authorized in support of school-sanctioned activities, at a school-sponsored event or on the property of any school, school bus, or school bus stop; however, a person may carry a firearm:
1. In a case to a firearms program, class or function which has been approved in advance by the principal or chief administrative officer of the school as a program or class to which firearms could be carried;
2. In a case to a career center having a firearms training range; or
3. In a vehicle pursuant to s. 790.25(5); except that school districts may adopt written and published policies that waive the exception in this subparagraph for purposes of student and campus parking privileges.
For the purposes of this section, “school” means any preschool, elementary school, middle school, junior high school, secondary school, career center, or postsecondary school, whether public or nonpublic.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:17 PM   #4
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In GA, the law originally made it illegal to have a weapon in the car on school property. It was changed a couple years later to allow you to pick your child up at school as long as the weapon remained in your car and you do not park. So, you can go through the pickup line with it, but you can't park and get out. I know that seems over the top, but the reason they wrote it that way is that they consider a weapon in the car to be "unsecured" and able to be obtained by another person who could have "nefarious" intentions.

The interesting part is, that the reason it was changed is some over the top rookie cop stopped a speeder in a "school zone" and charged him with possession of a weapon in a "Gun Free School Zone" and took him to jail. The defendant sued the state and won. Then they changed the law.
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key word concealed.. just saying....
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My state of WA exempts CCW holders for the purpose of droping off or picking up students.
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All I'm going to say is concealed is concealed.
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State Law trumps
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Krisms- the answer varies from state to state. Dan answered your question (I see you are in Florida). Say thank you, Dan.

The 790.25(5) mentioned in Dan's post is the Florida Concealed Weapons statutue.

Bottom line- if you have a CCW, and you are in your car, picking up/ dropping off, and do not leave the car, Florida appears to accept that.
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.
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thanks for all the inputs! i'm in florida and what prompted this question was a breaking news earlier where it was reported that an 18-year old man was arrested with charges of "carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm on school property, possession of a weapon on school property and trespassing with a firearm on school property". he had his gun in his vehicle with him but security later found other suspicious items. not sure if he's a ccl holder but in FL it is legal to have a firearm in a vehicle without a license (under certain conditions). i don't question the apprehension since the man actually did not properly conceal his weapon and was just hiding a loaded .22 under his legs but what got my attention was the kind of violations he was charged with.

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