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There is a mixture of interpretation, and it's a minor revision of a law originally passed in the 1970's:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/restricted.asp



I might be wrong, but if it is so egregious I believe there would have been a stink about it from the get go.


Text of law (the numbers and letters of sections are scrambled somewhat due to the cut and paste, but here it is):






H. R. 347

AN ACT

To correct and simplify the drafting of section 1752 (relating to restricted buildings or grounds) of title 18, United States Code.
1.
Short title

This Act may be cited as the "Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011".

Restricted building or grounds
(a)

Whoever—
(1)

knowingly enters or remains in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority to do so;
(2)

knowingly, and with intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions, engages in disorderly or disruptive conduct in, or within such proximity to, any restricted building or grounds when, or so that, such conduct, in fact, impedes or disrupts the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions;
(3)

knowingly, and with the intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions, obstructs or impedes ingress or egress to or from any restricted building or grounds; or
(4)

knowingly engages in any act of physical violence against any person or property in any restricted building or grounds;
or attempts or conspires to do so, shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).
(b)

The punishment for a violation of subsection (a) is—
(1)

a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than 10 years, or both, if—
(A)

the person, during and in relation to the offense, uses or carries a deadly or dangerous weapon or firearm; or
(B)

the offense results in significant bodily injury as defined by section 2118(e)(3); and
(2)

a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, in any other case.
(c)

In this section—
(1)

the term restricted buildings or grounds means any posted, cordoned off, or otherwise restricted area—
(A)

of the White House or its grounds, or the Vice President’s official residence or its grounds;
(B)

of a building or grounds where the President or other person protected by the Secret Service is or will be temporarily visiting; or
(C)

of a building or grounds so restricted in conjunction with an event designated as a special event of national significance; and
(2)

the term other person protected by the Secret Service means any person whom the United States Secret Service is authorized to protect under section 3056 of this title or by Presidential memorandum, when such person has not declined such protection. https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr347/text
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