passed by the US Congress on September 13, 1994,
signed into law by US President Bill Clinton on the same day
expired on September 13, 2004
Gun-Free School Zones Act (GFSZA)
- November 29, 1990
- introduced by Senator Herb Kohl of Wisconsin
- signed into law by President George H. W. Bush.
- act of the U.S. Congress prohibiting any unauthorized individual from knowingly possessing a loaded or unsecured firearm at a place that the individual knows, or has reasonable cause to believe, is a school zone
- applies to public, private, and parochialelementary schools and high schools
- applies to non-private property within 1000 feet of schools
- It provides that the states and their political subdivisions may issue licenses that exempt the licensed individuals from the prohibition.
Effective: December 9, 1988
expired on November 10, 1998
Congress renewed it again in 1998 for five years (2003)
Congress renewed it again in 2003 for ten years (2013)
Congress renewed it again in 2013 for another ten years (2023)