Reciprocity carriers beware!
Do you want a FELONY on your record? Now, perhaps this is widely known and it does not deserve a new thread, or perhaps I am overlooking something, but it seems to me that for any CCW permit holder who carries by "reciprocity" in a state other than his or her state of residency, and who wishes to remain perfectly legal according to the letter of the law while doing so, the following should be of great concern:
National Coalition for Amending the Federal Gun Free School Zones Act of 1995
The site suggests that while many states can and do presently exempt you from the Federal School Zone ban prohibiting firearms near schools, the present wording of the Federal School Zone act (and the interpretation of that law as provided by the ATF letter linked to on the above page) MIGHT NOT--or, perhaps, DOES NOT--allow for the exemption of RECIPROCITY CCW carriers in the same way that it allows States to exempt resident CCW carriers from the ban. This group is lobbying for a change in the language of the law such that, by the Federal law, the States allowing CCW permit holders exemption from the Federal School Zone ban also thereby exempt those people who carry otherwise legally by reciprocity in the State in question.
Anyone know anything more about this? Have I overlooked something?