Ever since the Virginia Tech massacre, I've been thinking a lot about my safety on campus. I'm constantly running the 'what would I do if...' scenarios, and in my mind bringing a knife to a gun fight never turns out well.
So, I've been reading up and I want some feedback on my interpretation of the statutes.
(c) Subdivision (b) does not apply to the possession of a firearm
under any of the following circumstances:
(2) When the firearm is an unloaded pistol, revolver, or other
firearm capable of being concealed on the person and is in a locked
container or within the locked trunk of a motor vehicle.
So, if I read this right, I could carry an unloaded handgun in a locked container, and 171b doesn't apply to schools. If I'm right, I think this may be a way to not be completely disarmed when I go to class.
(c) As used in this section, "state or local public building"
means a building that meets all of the following criteria:
(1) It is a building or part of a building owned or leased by the
state or local government, if state or local public employees are
regularly present for the purposes of performing their official
duties. A state or local public building includes, but is not
limited to, a building that contains a courtroom.
(2) It is not a building or facility, or a part thereof, that is
referred to in Section 171c, 171d, 626.9, 626.95, or 626.10 of this
code, or in Section 18544 of the Elections Code.
(3) It is a building not regularly used, and not intended to be
used, by state or local employees as a place of residence.
Please let me know if you see anything I missed or if you know of another statute I'm not aware of.