Oklahoma Attorney General issues opinions about guns on school, prison grounds

Tuesday, December 14th 2004, 10:07 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Opinions from Attorney General Drew Edmondson say people might be allowed to carry guns onto school and prison property, in certain situations.

Edmondson says schools can't prohibit a person from carrying a gun or knife used for hunting or fishing if it's displayed in a vehicle used to drive a student to and from school. He says the vehicle can not be left unattended on school property.

Edmondson also says anyone with a state Self-Defense license can have a gun in a prison parking area if it's an area where there are no prisoners.

The opinions were requested by state schools Superintendent Sandy Garrett and Corrections Department Director Ron Ward.