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Thread: Question regarding school zones/public vs. private property

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    Hello Everyone. I heard one of the radio ads the other day and looked up the site and I'm really impressed. I've been reading a lot of the state statutes and have a question regarding private property with the 1000 feet of a schools grounds.

    Are sidewalks and city streets considered public or private property?

    I live within 1000 feet of a school so I know I'm good on my property but if I step onto the street to walk to the store would I then become in violation of the law?

    One other thing, do colleges and tech schools also fall within this law?

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    menomonieman,

    Streets and sidewalks are PUBLIC property.

    The 1000' school zone laws only apply to K-12 schools, not colleges and trade schools.

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    Read U.S. Code 18,922 for clarification on this. If you have a carry permit in your state, as a resident, the 1000 foot rule does not apply. You may walk right by the school carrying open (if allowed in your state) or concealed.

    http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/18/922.html

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    Menomonieman: Welcome on board from another Wisconsinite I'm located in the Cameron area.

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