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cdtx2001
05-09-2009, 7:57 AM
I'm pretty sure I live in a school zone, there's a school about a block away from my house. Does the school zone law mean that I can't have a loaded gun IN my house?

CitaDeL
05-09-2009, 8:01 AM
I'm pretty sure I live in a school zone, there's a school about a block away from my house. Does the school zone law mean that I can't have a loaded gun IN my house?

No. If you read 626.9, you will see that private property is specifically exempted. There is some debate brewing as to whether or not you could carry in the public areas of privater property- but inside your home it is legal to possess and carry.

tombinghamthegreat
05-09-2009, 11:05 AM
Private property is not applied with the school zones. There is some debate among a few if the federal law plays a role or is it the state, either way private property is exempt.

Theseus
05-09-2009, 12:05 PM
Not just private property, but within a business or residence.

cdtx2001
05-09-2009, 2:19 PM
Thanks for the advice.

CessnaDriver
05-09-2009, 3:08 PM
Same deal for me. 700 feet from a damn school.

Can I carry concealed in my front yard?

If someone assaults me in my front yard, and I either send them running away or shoot them.

Where is the law on this?

Librarian
05-09-2009, 3:20 PM
Same deal for me. 700 feet from a damn school.

Can I carry concealed in my front yard?

If someone assaults me in my front yard, and I either send them running away or shoot them.

Where is the law on this?

Read here: http://wiki.calgunsfoundation.org/index.php/Gun_Free_School_Zones

There's a reasonable likelihood that should you be observed carrying in your front yard - a failure of concealment - a neighbor might call in a man with a gun to your local PD.

In most cases, you would not have been doing anything wrong - the call would be baseless - but PD often responds. You would need to not be guilty of contempt-of-cop to have such an encounter end well.

SkatinJJ
05-09-2009, 8:12 PM
Familiarize yourself with the laws that pertain to your situation.

There is the California law, and the the Federal law. They do differ slightly.

California Penal code 626.9
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/waisgate?WAISdocID=9251033572+0+0+0&WAISaction=retrieve


U.S. code Title 18, Part I, Chapter 44, 922, (q) 2
http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/uscode18/usc_sec_18_00000922----000-.html

If there are things you would like to do, like open carry in your front yard, consult an attorney.