Agent 47 wrote:
Pretty much, anywhere you can carry, concealed or otherwise, you can LEGALLY open carry. So obviously, no OC at schools, courthouses, bars, etc, because you can't carry there, period. Whether or not people are going to accept that open carry and allow you onto their private property is another matter. No city or town can legally pass an ordinance banning open carry or any other type of carry, due to state wide preemption being in place.
Although, as I read it IF
you have a CPL you can carry in school zones and on school premesis just not within a school building if you are picking up or dropping off a student.
(1) It is unlawful for a person to carry onto, or to possess on, public or private elementary or secondary school premises, school-provided transportation, or areas of facilities while being used exclusively by public or private schools:
(a) Any firearm;
(3) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to:
(e) Any person in possession of a pistol who has been issued a license under RCW 9.41.070
, or is exempt from the licensing requirement by RCW 9.41.060
, while picking up or dropping off a student;
I fail to see where in this law you quoted that I can not enter a building while picking up or dropping off a student and carrying a gun?
3(1) exempts any person who has been issued a license..... while picking up or dropping off a student.
Please show me where it says, "so long as he stays on the pavement and doesn't go inside a door"?
Having worked at a school, I can tell you MANY parents pick up their students in the classroom, in the office, the gym, the nurse's office, etc.
You can't really believe that this law makes it so that a kindergartner can no longer be escorted by his parents (armed, obviously), from his classroom to the family car, can you?
As far as I read, so long as you are there to pick up or drop off a student, you can carry anywhere on the facility. The only question then becomes, how long is a reasonable duration for picking up purposes? If you show up 30 minutes early and have to wait around, or the basketball game goes overtime, do you then have to return to your car... or, can you watch the game, which is a de-facto requirement of picking up the student?