Open carry.....at the Post Office?????

Open carry.....at the Post Office?????

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    Open carry.....at the Post Office?????

    While standing in line today to pick up some packages and I noticed the guy in front of me was open carrying a Glock in a Serpa-style holster. He was not in any kind of uniform. If he was some form of LEO, he was either off duty or under cover.

    Have I been misinformed about the law regarding guns in federal buildings? Aren't all Post Offices considered Federal buildings?

    There are no gun-buster signs anywhere in the Post Office that I can find, and I have been going there for 4 years now. I always remove my cc pistol from the holster and leave it in the car while I go in the building.

    Am I wrong? Can you carry into a federal building if there are no signs????

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    Could have been a Postal Inspector............too.

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    I can't carry in a Federal Building. But I am just Joe Citizen.
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    My P.O. has gun buster signs. BIG ones prominantly displayed so no question about it.

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    Not only can you not carry in the Post Office, you cannot have a gun on the property (parking lot). At least here in Wisconsin.
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    He was either an LEO ,or he is an arrest waiting to happen.This is a good reason to know local state and federal law regarding carry laws
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    At a US post office build or on Military post NO LEO of any kind may carry any weapon without approval.
    The fact they are LEO officers is not approval it is an agreement worked out in advance.
    And there is No requirement for them to get approval. I know of a couple that got into big trouble of this.

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    Bad idea, don't do it.
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    My post office is NOT posted, but I know the law, so I don't carry. That being said, I'm not sure if a pilot who has a federal permit to carry could also carry in a post office (maybe that could be a possibility).
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    Some post offices are CPU's and are not federally operated and are not federal buildings.

    I still do NOT carry in my local CPU post office.

    A contract postal unit (or CPU), a station or branch operated by a contractor, typically in a store or other place of business.
    United States Postal Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badey View Post
    My post office is NOT posted, but I know the law, so I don't carry. That being said, I'm not sure if a pilot who has a federal permit to carry could also carry in a post office (maybe that could be a possibility).
    No they can not. In to do so they must get approval from the US postal service direcly. My wife use to be a postmaster the law is clear it is the same as on Military posts.

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    Did the guy look like an idiot, or really important?

    He was one of the two.
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    Thankfully PO's are gun free zones per fed regs. I'd be simply distraught if some armed crazy person burst in and jacked my Victoria's Secret catalog before I got to peruse it.
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    Not a very bright person. Even if it is a CPU, most LEO's won't be aware of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonCo View Post
    Did the guy look like an idiot, or really important?

    He was one of the two.
    Dressed like most of the locals....ball cap, cowboy shirt, jeans and boots. Oh.....and a Glock.

    He was more interested in texting on his phone than paying attention to his surroundings.
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