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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Gun Owners breaking the law...without knowing it.

When I read this provision in the crime control act of 1995, it was part of the assault weapons ban and the 100,000 extra policeman promised by the Clinton administration,(which was a shell game) I knew that this was a major problem for us gun rights people, the 1000 yard exclusion is designed to trap people, how many  schools are in a district and all of them are on what I call main drags.  We unknowingly break the law everyday if we drive around with firearms are in our vehicles.  And those people that own homes inside the 1000 meter, does this law trump the "castle doctrine" and the 2nd amendment rights of the home owners?

    I got this from here

Gun Owners Violate Law By Driving Past Wyoming School

July 13, 2011 by Personal Liberty News Desk
Gun owners in Wyoming may be violating Federal law.A gun rights advocacy group is warning gun owners in Wyoming that they may be unintentionally and unavoidably violating a Federal law by driving down the road with a gun in the vehicle.
The Federal Gun Free School Zone Act of 1995 — which is part of the Crime Control Act — makes it a Federal crime to have a gun on public property, including highways, within 1,000 feet of schools, according to The Casper Star-Tribune. However, the news source points out that Interstate 25 in Cheyenne, Wyo., runs within 1,000 feet of Jessup Elementary School.
This means that those people who drive by the school with a gun in their car and do not have a concealed weapon permit are in violation of the law, which can result in up to five years in prison and the offender losing his right to bear arms.
“Anyone who carries in a populated area without a Wyoming permit is unavoidably committing multiple Federal felonies,” Grant Chapman, who is working with the National Coalition for Amending the Federal Gun Free School Zone Act of 1995, told the newspaper.

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