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    Working to Repeal GFSZA

    http://ok2a.wordpress.com/2011/05/06...ool-zones-act/

    I found this on a local site I occasionally visit and thought you guys might be interested. If the GFSZA were to be flat out repealed that would be a huge win for 2a rights. Even if it were simply amended so that it didn't turn LACs into felons it would be better than what it is now. I don't really know who else they are working with, but I'm sure you could pass this along to any of your local 2a groups to try and help get even more support.

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    Here's their proposed changes:
    http://ok2a.files.wordpress.com/2011..._gfsza1689.pdf

    Sensible.
    1) remove the "license" language, replace w/ "in compliance with the law of the state"
    2) discharge in accordance with state law is OK (e.g., self-defense)
    3) "school zone" is limited to the building & grounds of a school, not to include home schools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MKEgal View Post
    Here's their proposed changes:
    http://ok2a.files.wordpress.com/2011..._gfsza1689.pdf

    Sensible.
    1) remove the "license" language, replace w/ "in compliance with the law of the state"
    2) discharge in accordance with state law is OK (e.g., self-defense)
    3) "school zone" is limited to the building & grounds of a school, not to include home schools.
    I know people are going to throw out the "test case" scenario, but technically the GFSZA is still repealed by Lopez.

    It's not like magically re-enacting the law with a codification of all the failing arguments that the Solicitor General made before the SCOTUS would magically make it constitutional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highline View Post
    I know people are going to throw out the "test case" scenario, but technically the GFSZA is still repealed by Lopez.

    It's not like magically re-enacting the law with a codification of all the failing arguments that the Solicitor General made before the SCOTUS would magically make it constitutional.
    It does not make it constitutional. (I think the SCOTUS would find it such again.) However, it does provide cover to officers to make arrests using the law. It needs to be repealed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKEgal View Post
    Here's their proposed changes:
    http://ok2a.files.wordpress.com/2011..._gfsza1689.pdf

    Sensible.
    1) remove the "license" language, replace w/ "in compliance with the law of the state"
    2) discharge in accordance with state law is OK (e.g., self-defense)
    3) "school zone" is limited to the building & grounds of a school, not to include home schools.
    Yea it looks like the changes would just make it as an additional charge for someone already committing a crime rather than turning an LAC into a criminal. Though I would rather see the whole law repealed.

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    I wrote a senator from Oklahoma yesterday (Coburn?), thanking him for supporting a repeal of this backwards piece of legislature. I find it difficult to believe that defending myself by discharging a lawful firearm remains a felony under this act if a criminal has the audacity to attack me within 1,000' feet of a K-12 school!
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