GFSZA question

GFSZA question

This is a discussion on GFSZA question within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have a simple question I cant seem to find the answer to. So I know the GFSZA law states that no one can carry ...

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    GFSZA question

    I have a simple question I cant seem to find the answer to. So I know the GFSZA law states that no one can carry on school grounds unless you have a state issued permit and your state allows it. So being in alabama, I am ok to CC on school grounds. However, unless I'm reading it wrong, it is completely different in regards to discharging the weapon. As I understand it, only LEOs and security guards may discharge on school grounds and having a CC permit does NOT exempt you from this.

    So my questions. Did I interpret this correctly? If I did, why CC on school grounds if you wont be able to shoot the BG?
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    IANAL, and I don't know AL law. But in NC self defense is generally exempted from discharge statutes. It might take some digging on your part, but I bet that's what you find.
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    I think if you look at your state's laws regarding the use of deadly force, that will round out the picture for you.

    While a permit allows you to carry your sidearm on school grounds, it does not authorize you to shoot recreationally - that's the fundamental intent. If you actually have to shoot your weapon in self-defense, one question which will be asked was "were you legally allowed to carry your weapon where you were at the time of the shooting." If that was on school grounds and you had a CCW, then your answer is yes.

    Same goes for non-school properties. Here in AZ we can carry lots of places, but discharging firearms within incorporated towns and cities is generally illegal. It is clearly understood that the defensive use of firearms is legal use.
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    You will have to look at your state's laws carefully. In some states where carry on school grounds is allowed, the law strictly allows only LEO to discharge a weapon on school grounds. Some states do provide a self-defense exemption for non-LEO.
    The only common sense gun legislation was written about 226 years ago.

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