NES Life Member
- Feb 26, 2005
- 90% in NH
Comm v. Cruz was about some guy with pot and a rock parked in front of a hydrant in Boston. at least that is the SJC case that came up in a search.I could be wrong, but Commonwealth v Cruz is (I think) still the binding precedent on whether daycares are GFZs, and they are. Sprouts is licensed by DESE. My feeling is that the employees didn’t have a choice but to report the gun.
I know nothing about Sprouts and DESE, but a daycare (regardless of who licenses it) does NOT meet the definition of a "school" wrt the anti-gun laws in Mass.
I addressed the GFZ issue above. I wish the part I bolded was true, but it simply isn't. Very few MSP Certified BFS instructors teach much (correct) gun law info. And most folks don't absorb even 10% of it. I base that on the tons of PMs and Emails I've received over the years from LTC holders who are seriously clueless about the Mass laws, plus the many postings here on NES since we started the forum.I get that. But I assume this case is clearer-cut than that: he lives in Massachusetts. We all know he violated storage laws, transport laws, and GFZ. If he has an LTC, we also know he's been trained on all those laws; he's not ignorant of their application.
No it is not.Was the daycare a recognized school for the purpose of MGL?
A lot mroe than 65% and most never absorb almost anything that is taught in the BFS courses.Lol, well, some know you have to be 110% careful, then there's the other like 65% that take the diploma mill ltc course (or got grandfathered from some exemption) and forget everything quickly.... We're biased here because we're immersed in it..... many people are clueless. As I write this, I bet money there's a guy who thinks handgun compliance is possession based, regurgitating a falsehood at a bar somewhere in MA....
You may think it, but it doesn't make it a "school" per MGL that deals with GFZs.Post 146.
I've been to Little Sprouts. It's absolutely NOT just a private residence. It's a chain, fully licensed by DESE, with a curriculum and separate classrooms and errythang. You'd walk in there and think you were in a school, because that's how it's run.