I don't think so Paul. In the situation you described it seems to me the grocery store is sponsoring a fun drive for the elementary kids. They are providing space and whatever else is necessary probably advertising but the school is not sponsoring it at all.
I don't know if I'm right or wrong on this but until I do some more research and get a better black and white answer I think this is the way my thought would run
I see gun control as waiting in an ambulance at the bottom of a cliff when we should be building a fence at the top!
For it to hold any bearing, it would have to be officially designated a school bus stop; not just where the kids all line up to catch the bus. To be designated, it would have to bear the official posting that it was and it would have to be approved by the City council, the school board and the property owners. Just merely calling a place a school bus stop doesn't pass constitutional muster.
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Heck, I drove by a school bus today that was dropping off the kiddos for class and I had to stop and let them cross. I had my carry weapon on my person and my BUG in the console of my car. Of course, this is Texas and I don't really know what laws do, or don't, apply.
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Title XLVIII, 1006.22 (12)
(c) Each district school board shall establish school bus stops, or provide by district school board rule for the establishment of school bus stops, as necessary at the most reasonably safe locations available. Where unusual traffic hazards exist at school bus stops on roads maintained by the state outside of municipalities, the Department of Transportation, in concurrence and cooperation with and upon request of the district school board, shall place signs at such bus stops warning motorists of the location of the stops.
So state law establishes the existence of school bus stops in law without actually defining them. Signs are required only if unusual traffic hazards exist on state-maintained roads outside of municipalities.
Again, it comes back to the 'I didn't know' defense. And again, there are plenty of examples of people getting jammed up on weapons charges, and that defense didn't work out so well.
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I would ask, I wouldn't say a thing, and I wouldn't question it. Just let it go. Nothing good will come out of trying to make sense of some crazy law. I go past schools multiple times a week in my journeys, all the while I am CC-ing. I have absolutely zero intent on modifying my routines.
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Driving past a school or through a school zone while carrying is one thing. Walking out of one's house to load firearms and ammunition into one's vehicle when a school bus happens to be picking up/dropping off students across your driveway is quite different. Normally I make it a definite point to make sure "the coast is clear" before carrying firearms and/or ammunition out of the house but I'd greatly prefer to keep myself out of legal hot water...