jbone: Yes, your interpretation is wrong.
carry while attending sports events with your child. The activities for which it is permissable to have a firearm in a school building are clearly spelled out, and (3) (c) makes it clear that the firearms permitted in such events are for instruction purposes, handling and display.
Under (3)(f) and (g) it is abundantly clear that loaded firearms are not allowed inside school buildings...except as provided for in (b) for military, security or law enforcement.
You're not reading the damn thing in its entirety, and that seems to be a problem around here. People are not reading the part that says "while picking up or dropping off a student."
There's no mysteryto that phraseand no room for debate. This says what it says. You can haveyour gunon you while picking up or dropping off a student
. It doesn't say you can take a leisurely stroll around the grounds while waiting for your kid, and it doesn't say you can go over to the football field, grab a dog and coke and sit in the stands...
It only says what it says, and it means you come, pick up the kid, and get the hell off school property.
I don't like it, we have tried to correct it in Olympia without success, and it is a dumb regulation, but it is still the rule, and we play by the rules.
And a note: Kparker and nathan seem to understand all of this perfectly. Maybe you guys read my book "Washington State Gun Rights and Responsibilities," ((not to be confused with the little pamphlet.))