School safety laws and regulations are constantly being enacted regarding guns, due to shootings such as the Jonesboro Massacre. The Federal Gun Free School Zones Act is a law in place to prevent the possession of guns in school zones. Specifically, the law states that it is illegal for an armed citizen to be within a “school zone” as defined by Title 18 U.S.C. 92(25). This “zone” includes anything within one thousand feet of the property line of any school (“Oklahoma” 1). This law positively and negatively affects society. The law has a clear positive affect because it legally prevents a person from entering a school zone with a firearm, protecting students and faculty of schools across the United States.
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