This is a discussion on Open carry.....at the Post Office????? within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Badey You make a good point. There are also postal police, no joke... they can investigate crimes and arrest offenders, so I'd ...
I was not trying to be dense or argumentative, really. I agree with your analysis predicated on the distinction between pistols and long guns, therefor your conclusion above speaks for itself.The distinction is what is allowed to be mailed by whom, not what type may be carried on one's person, including in hand, on postal premises. Think about this: If it's legal for a non-FFL to mail a rifle via USPS services, why on Earth would it be illegal to bring the rifle onto postal premises to engage in the business contract of said services? We joke about government and laws not making sense, but come on.
If, however, no firearms were allowed to be mailed whatsoever (pistols or long guns) (which was my prior understanding), then my distinction would have been on-point I believe.
No big deal, just trying to articulate myself accurately.
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The prohibition against carrying in a post office has always strck me as kind of odd. After all the term "going postal" comes from them shooting each other not from us going to the post office and shooting people. Wo is going to protect us if the postman decides to go crazy while I am there?
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I don't even drive in front of the post office...LOL. In Texas you can't even be on the parking lot! That's probably because the postal service is so efficient and they don't want to slow it down any....wink...wink!
Sounds like a heck of a lot of infringing going on here. That having been said, I don't want to be a test case ...
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That is true in EVERY state - that is not merely a Texas matter.In Texas you can't even be on the parking lot!
You have not assured me of anything with your false claim. Thanks for trying.
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A few years back a Madison Wisconsin postal employee was fired when he brought his fully cased deer rifle, locked inside a truck mounted camper, to the employee parking lot on the day before hunting season. He planned to leave for hunting after work. A postal supervisor walking to lunch peered inside the camper and saw the gun case. The Postal inspectors where called and the employee was ordered to open the camper. When he did, he was escorted off the premises and the paper work was filed to immediately terminate his employment. After months of fighting, he was reinstated. He is a friend. There are signs in the employee area stating no firearms are allowed on Postal property and that includes both employee and customer parking areas. They seem very serious about this.
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But again, explain to me why it's legal to bring a firearm to the post office to mail but it's illegal to bring the same onto the property in the first place.
This kind of stuff is exactly why crap like this gets perpetuated around the gun forum world.
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