The 1,000 foot school ban is a federal law that is not enforcable in Arizona. I was stopped walking between two schools and literally 2 feet away from the actual school property. One of the officers mentioned the law but said they cannot enforce it because Arizona has a different law regarding schools. States' rights often override federal laws. There is also a federal law banning switchblade knives yet there isn't a cop here in Arizona that would care that I carry one every day. Likewise Arizona has no such law on the books. My advice to you: If you are going to the range, just treat it like going anywhere else and take the most reasonable route possible. The cops really don't care and they don't even have the jurisdiction to enforce it. I accidently carried into a school as I thought it was just a church but it also had a school attached. They simply told me that because it is also school property, I need to leave the gun in the car which I did. No SWAT teams, panic attacks, or really any reactions at all. This is Arizona, not Maryland.