Carry at Post Office may be possible...?

Carry at Post Office may be possible...?

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    Carry at Post Office may be possible...?

    I have been doing some reading on the subject. Looks like they are trying to make some changes as we speak.

    I guess the overall problem I have with this is that I didn't think the Post Office was owned by the government, it is now held by a publicly owned company.

    I am trying to find where I read this, but am not getting very far.

    If anyone knows the specifics, please post.
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    tagged for info. I haven't heard anything about this.
    "A well-educated electorate, being necessary to the continuance of a free state, the right of the people to keep and read books shall not be infringed."
    Is this hard to understand? Then why does it get unintelligible to some people when 5 little words are changed?

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    Regardles, P.O. regulations, published in the Federal Register and, by act of congress, having the full force of federal law, prohibit carrying firearms in the P.O. unless you are a LEO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CowboyKen View Post
    Regardles, P.O. regulations, published in the Federal Register and, by act of congress, having the full force of federal law, prohibit carrying firearms in the P.O. unless you are a LEO.

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    Even after it went to a privately held company?

    Mabye that's why the laws are being changed now.
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    http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/content-96.html

    This is really confusing, even the lawyers are confused.

    This would be a lot simpler if they just posted a no guns sticker on the front door. My post office has no warning stickers posted, only one about robbing the post office, and that's only on the locked section of the post office, not where you pickup your PO Box mail.

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    Unless old age is catching up with me...last I looked the exception to "no weapons" was for "lawful purposes"; and is self defense not a “lawful purpose”??????????????

    I asked a US Attorney about this a couple years ago in an attempt to get her to say Yea or Nay on the exception, her reply was (typical politician) “You have an interesting point, we would have to see how it played out in court”.

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    ...and CCW is a lawful purpose, otherwise they would not issue lawful permits.

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    Okay... I went after the popcorn, who's gonna go get the drinks?
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    On Dean Spier's website, The Gun Zone, there is an article about this question. I suggest reading it and judging for yourself. There does seem to be in Federal law some wiggle room for interpretation. Yet, here in Nevada, state law explicitly prohibits carry in the U.S. Post Office. Keep in mind state and local laws too. My guess is that most do prohibit carry into the P.O. Just don't do it.

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    Didn't I just close a "Would You Carry Into The Post Office?" poll yesterday?

    Unless somebody posts a documented source containing some brand new revelation in this thread (really quick like) this thread is going to be closed also.

    This dead horse has been beaten into a bloody paste already and the poor creature keeps getting up and walking around in circles but, he never goes anywhere.
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    Actually, I have a great respect for law and order and always try to obey the laws. I have a very low respect for anyone who even breaks the speed limit or runs a red light, it's illegal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    Okay... I went after the popcorn, who's gonna go get the drinks?
    Here ya go:




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    The regulation says:

    TITLE 39--POSTAL SERVICE

    CHAPTER I--UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE

    PART 232--CONDUCT ON POSTAL PROPERTY--Table of Contents

    Sec. 232.1 Conduct on postal property.
    ...
    (l) Weapons and explosives. No person while on postal property may carry firearms, other dangerous or deadly weapons, or explosives, either openly or concealed, or store the same on postal property, except for official purposes.
    ...
    (p) Penalties and other law.
    ...
    (2) Whoever shall be found guilty of violating the rules and
    regulations in this section while on property under the charge and
    control of the Postal Service is subject to fine of not more than $50 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days, or both. Nothing contained in these rules and regulations shall be construed to abrogate any other Federal laws or regulations of any State and local laws and regulations applicable to any area in which the property is situated.

    Now, It says "except for official purposes," not "a lawful purpose." If you want to argue what that means, go right ahead but I am going to choose not to spend "30 days" in jail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryD View Post
    Even after it went to a privately held company?

    Mabye that's why the laws are being changed now.
    Where did you come up with this?

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