This is a discussion on got asked to conceal at my own home... within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Spec Let them see that not all guns are bad... soooo they don't grow up thinking anti-gun... just saying... If and when ...
have your attorney ask her (and the superintendent) if exercising your 2a rights in your own home will limit your child's access to an education.
I agree you should be able to carry as you like on your property however getting on the bus is another thing, think that is school property and that is indeed a felony!!
You have to realize that WI teachers are extremely liberal as a rule & the mere thought of children seeing a gun gives them nightmares. Keep in mind that Gov.Walker's reign brought us Concealed Carry & anything he does will be fought against by the teachers. They don't realize that according to our Constitution we can openly carry without a license but the Constitution hasn't stopped them in the past unless the can make it work in their favor.
Having said that I'd suggest not to make waves & comply with her wishes just for your daughter's sake. You don't want her to take it out on her because she's "tainted" by a gun-totin' dad.
When it comes to teachers in this state nothing is fair unless they feel that it's fair regardless of the law. Just hope you don't get a bunch of red-shirted, blue-fisted screaming people picketing your home, lol.
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I knew schools were on the prohibited list here, but just the other day I was reading through statues and was suprised to see that possession of a firearm is illegal at a bus stop in FL.
This subsection does not apply to the exhibition of a firearm or weapon on private real property within 1,000 feet of a school by the owner of such property or by a person whose presence on such property has been authorized, licensed, or invited by the owner.
(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.
Personally in this case, while I would feel the same outrage, I would keep a cover garment handy and toss it on when greeting the bus.
This is one of those "choose your battles carefully" decision.
Helpful hints on pushing back and strengthening the 2A:
For all those wondering about the WI laws see 948.605
I agree that you need to choose your battles carefully. How important is Head Start and front door bus service to you and your family? If you would be willing to let your child sit out for the year or more that it could take to litigate this then stick to your open carry. However, they did not ask you to disarm, just cover. There is no guarantee that you would win a court case if it came to that.
Yes, you are on private property, but they can take away a time sensitive benefit to your family at least for a while. There is a better time and place to fight this battle.