Do they really have a law in that state where strangers are allowed onto school property with rifles strapped to their backs?
Of course, in many states the "gun-free-school" policy would prevent that. Until recently, I thought that policy was a federal dictate, but apparently some states have resisted.
I would be OK with a rule that only people with a purpose to be in a school be allowed on the property.
No matter how many laws they pass to keep guns or strangers out of schools, the only thing that will keep schools safe (well, at least from outsiders) is to have people in the school who are armed. I don’t think an armed guard is the answer, because a shooter would take him out first.
If a shooter has no idea how many people are armed or who they are at a school, then he will think twice before he picks that target. That is why school employees should be allowed to have guns and they must know who the other people are in the school who are armed.
I think the Supreme Court ruled against the Constitutionality of the act due to the fact that the required connection to inter-state commerce did not exist.
I believe that Congress then quickly passed another version and simply added language suggesting that it applies because guns might have passed through inter-state commerce.
I don't know if this would pass Supreme Court tests. Simply saying something is inter-state commerce doesn't make it so, and if the government could have provided that rationale, then the original case would not have been lost.
Some states, including Kalifornia, have passed their own versions.
I believe that the federal version does not apply to those with valid concealed carry permits. I think Kalifornia's law also does not apply in such a case.
Those thinking of entering a school gun-free zone should check with their lawyer first or face possible felony conviction. Don't rely on my perhaps faulty memory.