Author Topic: Driving through a school zone on public street  (Read 2637 times)

OldGunney

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Driving through a school zone on public street
« on: May 03, 2014, 11:20:58 AM »
I am on the road driving for my work. I pass through multiple school zones every day I keep a loaded pistol in a vault in center console, I have carry permit. I was just wondering if I am legal or not. What if I was stopped for say a light on car not functioning etc.>?
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Dirks44

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Re: Driving through a school zone on public street
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2014, 11:29:36 AM »
You can wait for Texas Law Shield to respond, but I can tell you with pretty much certainty you are okay, so long as you are not inside the "premises" (building) of the school.  You can even be in the parking lot or on their sidewalk and still be legal, just not inside.
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Re: Driving through a school zone on public street
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014, 03:57:24 PM »
Hi OldGunney,

Thank you for the question. Here in Texas, the act of being in a school zone with your firearm is governed by an enhancement statute, which means that if you are committing a crime, e.g. robbing a convenience store close to the school, your punishment will be enhanced a degree for having a firearm.

There is also a federal Gun Free School Zones Act that is peppered with exceptions, but in our experience, we have seen no prosecutions under this act.

Hope that helps.
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