Tomorrow brings an interesting twist to the "school function" prohibition. Setting aside the issues of whether or not it is a givernment building, is this playoff a "school function" or not? The prohibition is as follows: 16-11-127 (b)(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c) of this Code section, it shall be unlawful for any person to carry to or to possess or have under such person's control while within a school safety zone, at a school function, or on a bus or other transportation furnished by a school any weapon...." MBS is clearly not a bus or transportation. So we need to determine if the CFP is held within a "school safety zone" or is a "school function". The law defines a "school safety zone" as OCGA § 16-11-127.1 (3) "School safety zone" means in or on any real property or building owned by or leased to: (B) Any public or private technical school, vocational school, college, university, or other institution of postsecondary education. So college campuses are a "school safety zone" but MBS is not unless it was leased to the USG or USA. Anyone know the legal ownership of MBS for tomorrow's game? The law defines a "School Function" as: OCGA § 16-11-127.1 (2) "School function" means a school function or related activity that occurs outside of a school safety zone and is for a public or private elementary or secondary school. The law clearly states that school functions are for elementary or secondary, NOT colleges. So at this point, I think the law clearly does not make the College NFP game off limits. BUT.... When we skip down to the exceptions we find this: OCGA § 16-11-127.1 (6) A person who has been authorized in writing by a duly authorized official of a public or private elementary or secondary school or a public or private technical school, vocational school, college, university, or other institution of postsecondary education or a local board of education as provided in Code Section 16-11-130.1 to have in such person's possession or use within a school safety zone, at a school function, or on a bus or other transportation furnished by a school a weapon which would otherwise be prohibited by this Code section. Such authorization shall specify the weapon or weapons which have been authorized and the time period during which the authorization is valid; So, why would I need permission to carry at an event that is not off limits to begin with (i.e. college function)? I realize that the exception covers "school function" and "school safety zone", which can be separate and unique. And, this is an exception and not an element of the crime. But does it does speak to the legislature's intent? Is it likely that a judge would read (6) and find that 16-11-127.1 (2) meant to include a "public or private technical school, vocational school, college, university, or other institution of postsecondary education" in the definition of "school function"? Thoughts?