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denis9834

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Hi everyone, trying to understand this law. AZ law states that weapons cannot be brought within 1,000 feet of K-12 school campuses. So if I am at the city park that borders the school, I can only carry 1000 feet away from school at the park? And how would you know where 1000 feet begins?
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    Finding the correct answer here is to follow the law to a T.

    We are not lawyers and cannot interpret the law.

    Good fact here is we had another individual ask a similiar question for their first post..
    Turned out that person was a reporter trying to get someone to slip up and admit to breaking the law for a news article..

    We said the same thing in that post 😉

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    I used to live within 1,000 feet of a school.
    It is 1000 feet from the perimeter of the school grounds ALL of the grounds.  That includes bus barns, admin buildings, drainages and washes that are owned by the school but may fall outside of the school fence.
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    I used to live within 1,000 feet of a school.
    It is 1000 feet from the perimeter of the school grounds ALL of the grounds.  That includes bus barns, admin buildings, drainages and washes that are owned by the school but may fall outside of the school fence.
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    Here's the Arizona government link for many questions:

    https://www.azdps.gov/services/public/cwp
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    The AZ rules
    https://giffords.org/lawcenter/state-laws/guns-in-schools-in-arizona/

    Has this passed?
    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/legislature/2021/02/17/bill-advances-allow-loaded-guns-vehicles-arizona-school-grounds/6786335002/

    The Federal law covers public, private and church schools but it allows States to add some exemptions:

    The Gun-Free School Zones Act (GFSZA) is an act of the U.S. Congress prohibiting any unauthorized individual from knowingly possessing a loaded or unsecured firearm at a place that the individual knows, or has reasonable cause to believe, is a school zone as defined by 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(25). The law applies to public, private, and parochial elementary schools and high schools, and to non-private property within 1000 feet of them. It provides that the states and their political subdivisions may issue licenses that exempt the licensed individuals from the prohibition.

    The take from the Federal law is "possessing loaded or unsecured". An empty gun secured in the trunk or locked in a case out of view is legal.
    « Last Edit: November 03, 2021, 10:11:15 am by ExCal »

    denis9834

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    This is the official document from Phoenix police website regarding gun laws: https://www.phoenix.gov/policesite/Documents/088411.pdf
    No where does it state 1000 feet, only on school grounds it self.

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    This is the official document from Phoenix police website regarding gun laws: https://www.phoenix.gov/policesite/Documents/088411.pdf
    No where does it state 1000 feet, only on school grounds it self.

    1000 ft law is Federal.

    In 1990 - The Gun-Free School Zones Act (GFSZA) is an act of the U.S. Congress prohibiting any unauthorized individual from knowingly possessing a loaded or unsecured firearm at a place that the individual knows, or has reasonable cause to believe, is a school zone as defined by 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(25). The law applies to public, private, and parochial elementary schools and high schools, and to non-private property within 1000 feet of them. It provides that the states and their political subdivisions may issue licenses that exempt the licensed individuals from the prohibition.

    Added more and got states involved in 1994 - Congress introduced the Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994, which encouraged each state receiving federal funds for education to follow suit and introduce their own laws, now known as zero tolerance laws.[2] President Bill Clinton signed the Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994 into law on March 31, 1994.[1] The Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994 requires each state receiving federal funds to have a state law in effect requiring local educational agencies to expel, for at least one year, any student who is determined to have brought a weapon to school. The one-year expulsion is mandatory, except when a chief administering officer of such local education agency may modify it on a case-by-case basis.[2] In addition, schools are directed to develop policies requiring referral to the criminal justice or juvenile delinquency system for any student who brings a firearm or weapon to school.

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