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I understand it's OK to carry thru the 1,000' school exclusion zone in the course of peaceable transit or some such wording.

I've always assumed that applied either whilst in a vehicle or as a pedestrian.

Is walking down the sidewalk in front of a school on my way to Publix permitted or not?

I certainly hope it is because I've done that on several occasions by walking between two schools on opposite sides of the street.

Sooooo? Am I a criminal or not? :jail:
 

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:? You will just have to ask the appeals court after :jail: However, they seem to have a problem with simple english. :2cents: Either way it should be fun to watch. :popcorn:
 

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http://www.georgiapacking.org/GaCode/?t ... tion=127.1

(d)(1) This Code section shall not prohibit any person who . . . is in the ordinary course transacting lawful business . . . from carrying, possessing, or having under such person's control a weapon within a school safety zone; provided, however, it shall be unlawful for any such person to carry, possess, or have under such person's control while at a school building or school function or on school property, a school bus, or other transportation furnished by the school any weapon . . .
 

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Here's one that's related that occurred to me the other night.

I was driving down Fair Rd. (one of the main thoroughfares in Statesboro, and one that borders the GSU campus) when I saw several Boro PD doing speeding stops. Most people, including myself when I've been stopped, pull into one of the school parking lots as they're large, out of the way of everyone else, get both cars out of traffic, etc.

If I'm carrying, and I pull over and stop on University property, am I breaking the law? I think the officer would be understanding... after all, the only reason I stopped in the "school safety zone" on university property was because I had to.

Would I be better served in continuing to drive, then explaining why I did not stop immediately?
 

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gsusnake said:
Here's one that's related that occurred to me the other night.

I was driving down Fair Rd. (one of the main thoroughfares in Statesboro, and one that borders the GSU campus) when I saw several Boro PD doing speeding stops. Most people, including myself when I've been stopped, pull into one of the school parking lots as they're large, out of the way of everyone else, get both cars out of traffic, etc.

If I'm carrying, and I pull over and stop on University property, am I breaking the law? I think the officer would be understanding... after all, the only reason I stopped in the "school safety zone" on university property was because I had to.

Would I be better served in continuing to drive, then explaining why I did not stop immediately?
When I was stopped on that same road in presumably the same spot as they were doing it last time I kept driving.

I kept driving until I was not going to pull into school property. I was a little worried that he would think I was gonna bolt.
 

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gsusnake said:
Here's one that's related that occurred to me the other night.

I was driving down Fair Rd. (one of the main thoroughfares in Statesboro, and one that borders the GSU campus) when I saw several Boro PD doing speeding stops. Most people, including myself when I've been stopped, pull into one of the school parking lots as they're large, out of the way of everyone else, get both cars out of traffic, etc.

If I'm carrying, and I pull over and stop on University property, am I breaking the law? I think the officer would be understanding... after all, the only reason I stopped in the "school safety zone" on university property was because I had to.

Would I be better served in continuing to drive, then explaining why I did not stop immediately?
I say you'd be okay. You weren't making an effort to enter campus with the firearm. You simply yielded and stopped in a practicable spot.
 

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I say you'd be okay. You weren't making an effort to enter campus with the firearm. You simply yielded and stopped in a practicable spot.
Unfortunatly, you may not be the officer that stops him. And the law does not make a specific exception for that example.

I would not advise pulling off the road onto school property. :2cents:

There are a lot of officers out there with good sense, but not all.
 

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gsusnake said:
Most people, including myself when I've been stopped, pull into one of the school parking lots . . .
:-k

The deputy told them to remain where they were while he went to try to locate the man who had been running. When he returned, the couple had crossed the road and were standing beside appellant's pickup truck in the auction's parking lot.
See where this is going? :D

Appellant asked if he could leave . . . The deputy refused . . .
The deputy asked appellant if he had the gun, but received no reply. The deputy disbelieved him and asked him to submit to a search. In response, appellant reached into his right rear pocket, and the deputy told him to remove his hand from his pocket. A loaded .22 caliber derringer was discovered during a pat-down search.
The deputy also testified he had checked the fingerprint file after appellant's arrest to determine if the accused had ever applied for a pistol permit. There was no application in the file.
He was charged with that, too.

O.C.G.A. § 16-11-127, carrying deadly weapons to or at public gatherings, is not unconstitutionally vague as contended by appellant. . . . The evidence here shows that Jordan possessed a loaded weapon on the auction grounds and that many people were present in the parking lot when it was removed from his person.
:shock:

http://www.georgiapacking.org/caselaw/jordanvstate.htm
 

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I buddy of mine many years ago was pulled over by police and they didn't like where he pulled over and gave him an additional ticket.

I agree, there are many great cops with common sense, but I would hate to get the "one" who may cause even more trouble for you.

On the other hand I can see driving for a while without pulling over, making most folks a bit nervous and if he asks about firearms, well.... fill in the blank. :shock:
 

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Stop right where you are. Let the officer tell you to move if he doesn't like your being on the road.
:righton: Well, as close to the right hand side of the road as practicable.
 

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Feel like it? I always thought that was a legal requirement . . .
 
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