OK, heres a curveball...
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April 2nd, 2009 11:16 PM
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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April 2nd, 2009 11:18 PM
We have an " Ace is the place" hardware store like that. I am also curious.
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April 2nd, 2009 11:22 PM
I believe that any place that the Federal Gov't conducts official business, is considered a Federal bldg. I would be careful.
April 2nd, 2009 11:32 PM
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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April 2nd, 2009 11:34 PM
I would hate to be the guy that has to test that theory in court, though...
April 2nd, 2009 11:46 PM
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.
April 2nd, 2009 11:49 PM
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.
April 2nd, 2009 11:49 PM
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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April 2nd, 2009 11:54 PM
I would call the local police or the state police barracks in that area and ask them. IMO
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April 2nd, 2009 11:56 PM
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.
April 3rd, 2009 12:05 AM
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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April 3rd, 2009 01:56 AM
April 3rd, 2009 02:04 AM
I don't think it's any more of a post office than dunkin' donuts is a police station.
You can look up the law as plain as they can. Unfortunately, you know the answer you're going to get---and it's been proven time and time again, if you call the LEO's you'll get an opinion. If you really want a better answer, consult an attorney.
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April 3rd, 2009 02:08 AM
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."
April 3rd, 2009 05:23 AM
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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