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Old Today, 12:54 AM   #1
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Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990

Im traveling out of state where the state (Idaho) currently recognizes my home state CHL.

From what I read the GFSZ act does not allow out of state CHL's to pass thru school zones while carrying.

What is the consensus on this am I missing something? How does everyone else handle this? In unfamiliar territory its impossible to know where all the schools are and so suddenly you see a school crossing sign as your driving down the road you no longer are "unknowingly" in a school zone.
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Old Today, 06:10 AM   #2
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Wasn't this struck down?

A lot of states have laws banning possession of a firearm. But that is on school grounds.
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Old Today, 08:22 AM   #3
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From what I read the GFSZ act does not allow out of state CHL's to pass thru school zones while carrying.
This is correct. Here's the ATF's interpretation.

You may travel through a school zone if the weapon is loaded and in a locked container.
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IIRC, the GFSZ Act was passed, struck down basically because Congress didn't put the right information in the Congressional record, then re-enacted with more information in the record.
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Old Today, 10:54 AM   #5
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Tom, thankyou that pretty much sums it up..... Which pretty much limits one travel while carrying to highway/interstate roads. Yet one more serious constitutional infringement on the rights of the good guys.

Spats, my study shows the revision only addressed interstate commerce of firearms, not private carry.
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Old Today, 12:07 PM   #6
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Yes. Congress failed to mention that firearms travel in interstate commerce and that it was enacting the GFSZA under the Commerce Clause (or something along those lines). The original question was about the GFSZA and DMacLeod mentioned it having been struck down. That's all I was addressing.
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Old Today, 12:14 PM   #7
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Wasnt it the case/indictment that was struck down not the law?
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Old Today, 12:19 PM   #8
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Both, actually. Lopez was indicted for violating the GFSZA. He was convicted at the trial court, appealed, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held the GFSZA unconstitutional, thus reversing his conviction. SCOTUS agreed, which dismissed his case. You can read the case here.
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Old Today, 12:22 PM   #9
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Well then regardless the law is in effect and hasnt changed in regards to private carry.
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Old Today, 01:51 PM   #10
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I suggest reading this.

http://www.metroplexchl.com/instruct...e-school-zones

You can only have a firearm in 1000 feet of a school zone if:
It's on private property (your home)
You are a CHL holder of that state
It's in a locked box
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