Skip to comments.Wyoming gun owners could violate federal law
Posted on 07/13/2011 7:42:14 PM PDT by marktwain
CHEYENNE A traveler driving along Interstate 25 at Cheyenne will come within 1,000 feet of Jessup Elementary School.
If that Wyoming driver is carrying a weapon in the vehicle without a concealed weapon permit, he or she is in violation of a little-known federal law.
The Federal Gun Free School Zone Act of 1995 makes it a crime to possess a functional firearm on public property, such as sidewalks, roads, highways, parks or fairgrounds within 1,000 feet of the property line of any elementary, middle or high school.
The penalty for violations is up to five years in federal prison and the permanent loss of the offenders right to own a firearm.
The National Coalition for Amending the Federal Gun Free School Zone Act of 1995 is alerting Wyoming residents to the existence of the federal ban, given that the states new law allowing residents to carry handguns without permits is in effect.
Anyone who carries in a populated area without a Wyoming permit is unavoidably committing multiple federal felonies, said Grant Chapman of Oklahoma.
Chapman is working with the coalition and other gun rights organizations, including the Western Wyoming Riflemens Association based in Afton, to get the federal law changed.
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“committing multiple federal felonies”
There’s plenty of bad guys commiting felonies...go after them; leave these truckers alone!
Yes, not only is it an affront to the Constitution, but as a practical matter is stupid. Take a map of a typical town and draw 2000’ diameter circles around every such regulated location. Then to the area inside the circle, add the area of regions not within a circle but tyranny-locked (like “land locked”) because they’re completely surrounded by rights-free zones. You’d probably be off limits in most of a typical town.
I am convinced that what you have described was *exactly* the intent of those who designed the law. It serves no reasonable purpose other than to whittle away at our Constitutional rights.
As if anyone respects the Feds anymore.
Consider how many people would be in violation sitting in their own living room simply because of their proximity to a school.
They have in effect lost their 2nd amendment rights because the fools in Washington passed a law after they chose to buy a house close to a public school.
“I am convinced that what you have described was *exactly* the intent of those who designed the law. It serves no reasonable purpose other than to whittle away at our Constitutional rights.”
Easy solution...clean up the law...and see who stands with you. I particularly HATE these kinds of laws since they can be used against people, or threatened against people, forever. If they never carry through with a trial, the law NEVER gets tested in court and hangs over everyone who happens to cross that invisible circle. For example, suppose it is late October 2012 and Sarah is giving a speech to the NRA and mentions that she’s carrying - and she’s 852 feet from a school. SWOOP!!, the feds, led by Eric Holder arrest her and it’s election over...
Loaded or unloaded? Ammo in the car or not?
This law was struck down by SCOTUS and was immediately re-instated with new legislation by Congress. It has not since been challenged again.
This should be a slam dunk considering the Clinton era Congress showed quite the contempt for SCOTUS over this.
How much longer are we all going to sit back and watch the slow, gradual strangulation of our freedom. Every day it seems as though there is a new, insidious assault on our freedom uncovered. Without the internet and talk radio we’d really be driving in the dark. This vile monstrosity in the People’s House is obviously working to destroy this nation as we’ve known it. I’ve never been a paranoid type, but it is now undeniably a scheme to make saul alinsky smile up from the lake of fire he is in. There are a lot of us who love and cherish the Constitution and would give our lives in defense of it, but the left’s goal all along has been to destroy and rebuild in lenin and marxs image.
I thought this was struck down by SCOTUS
There are a number of exceptions in the current federal gun free school zone law. Here are a few: If you are on private property.
If you are in a vehicle passing through, and the gun is unloaded and in a locked case.
If you have a permit to carry the gun, issued from the state you are in.
If you are hired by the school and have permission from them.
Exactly the point.
If you look at all of the government policies, codes, laws, and regs on the books one way or another you are committing state and federal felonies and misdemeanors.
Think about it a second. The EPA’s new regs classify CO2 as a pollutant. Just by you exhaling makes you a law breaker!
This is what happens when we let the Left run this country. You have a bunch of insane, crazy, whacked out people making insane policy, laws, and regs. One day humanity will look back at America and Europe and ask how did we allow this to occur.
It was, then former President Bill Clinton demanded that Janet Reno "find a way" to implement a new, essentially the same, version.
As I recall, Clinton used the power of the MSM and a coming adjournment of the Congress to get the law passed. He said that he would not allow the Congress to adjourn and go home to campaign in their home districts until they passed this law.
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require such a document to be included with motor vehicle registration.
And yes, the law is stupid. For one thing it leaves our schools full of children open to being attacked by crazy people and criminals with firearms.
This 1000 foot law would have given Jared an open field and he could have killed hundreds of children with no one around to stop him.
Chucky Schumer was undoubtedly involved in this ~ and he hates children. Guy can't get his fill of dead babies. That idiot Wiener used to be his top staff aide, and both of them represented the same nasty district in New York City.
Wiener's corrupt legislation has to be cleaned up and this is one place to start.