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    OK, heres a curveball...

    Today i went into a convenience store in North Andover, Ma. They had a Postal contact center put in since the last time I went in there. It is a USPS office inside a convenience store. My question is, can i legally carry into that store to get a Coke or something? I was very confused about the legality of it all. The worst part is that there is a Dunkin Donuts in there and it the only one in the area with a parking lot big enough for my truck. I soooo need coffee to get through the afternoon.
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    We have an " Ace is the place" hardware store like that. I am also curious.
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    I believe that any place that the Federal Gov't conducts official business, is considered a Federal bldg. I would be careful.

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    I'm going to lean to it being fine. Now I don't know that for sure, but it would seem that it's not a federal building.
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    I would hate to be the guy that has to test that theory in court, though...

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    Absolutely legal. Saying it's a federal building would be like saying the front of Wal-Mart is federal property because it has a USPS mailbox installed. The Feds don't own the building or provide the workers, they just take a commission of the sales.

    If I had one nearby, I'd do all my USPS business there....but i don't.

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    That's like saying every Airport is a federal building because the TSA work there.

    You're 100% safe to carry in that building, provided there are no other obstacles.

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    I'm not saying break the law, but when running in for a Coke, concealed is concealed...
    I doubt the the 'postal police' are wondering about your CCW in the middle of a hardware or drugstore...OMO

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    I would call the local police or the state police barracks in that area and ask them. IMO
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    I sometimes wonder about walking past the bank branch in front of the Walmarts. The rules can get convoluted and down right silly, now, can't they.
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    Quote Originally Posted by major99 View Post
    [re USPS office] My question is, can i legally carry into that store to get a Coke or something? I was very confused about the legality of it all.
    Nobody in authority has ever, once and for all, come down on the side of right, on this question. And, the confusion ceases the moment a USPS official turns the police loose on you. For those reasons, I do business elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldogy View Post
    I sometimes wonder about walking past the bank branch in front of the Walmarts. The rules can get convoluted and down right silly, now, can't they.
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    I never thought about that till now, I frequently use a bank that is inside of a Safeway that I also shop at frequently. I guess I'm fine as long as i dont cross the invisible line on the floor that separate the two.

    As for running in for a coke, I dont think there would be any problems with that but I'm no lawyer so.... hold me to that

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    I don't think it's any more of a post office than dunkin' donuts is a police station.

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    I would call the local police or the state police barracks in that area and ask them. IMO
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    My Little Experiment With PO Carry

    I Live in a small town (pop 10,000) and there are NO signs at the PO.

    I carry my driver's license & my CC permit in a small folder in back pocket.

    A few months ago I walked into the PO (unarmed) to get stamps and I swear that the devil made me do it!

    When the clerk asked me for ID to validate my check, I reached in my back pocket and "accidentely" handed her the CC permit instead of the driver's license.

    She didn't blink an eye.

    Upon handing it back to me, she said, "This has a lot more information than a driver's license. Even your SS number. Be sure you don't lose it."

    I like to call that, "Tickling the tail of the dragon."

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    In the town that I work in, we have a pawn shop that sells guns, guess what it also has? A mini Post Office inside!

    If they can sell firearms in the same area, how is it breaking the law carrying into the pawn shop?
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