I might as well add here that in Arizona, it appears to be common knowledge that the post office prohibition doesn't apply regardless of signs. From what I saw of the law concerning the post offices, it only has to do with having a “criminal intention”, or the like, and not simply carrying a gun. Furthermore, from what I understand most of the post offices are leased not owned, so that means it’s not federal property like a base or an IRS office. I was asking about all of this from one of the Arizona Citizens Defense League officers I’d had some correspondence with. At first I’d taken it off here. After being informed of the above I completely stopped taking it off. Also from what has been explained, it’s normal for open carry guys here to walk in be in line and have no problems with post office reactions or police harassment or threat. In other words, guys who legally carry here, both with a permit, not with a permit (Constitutional Carry), concealed and not concealed, carry loaded guns in the Post Offices. It's the way I've done it too, so I've been banking on it.
Originally Posted by Beans
P.S. If it is really federal property, the signs are totally differnet than the ordinary type "no guns" signs you see in the post office. I think everyone has noticed that difference too.
I am really glad some one else is on the same page as me on this. This relates to what I just posted about. It was this 18 USC 930 that my coorspondence friend at the time was refering to. For me, this refreshes my presumtions about it. This is probably exactly why no one has been charged with a crime for carrying guns in the post office. I'd have to say that yeah packing a gun for self-defense either with a necessary permit in some states, or without one, either open carry or concealed in a state where it's not necesarry to have a permit (or a license), would be "another lawful purpose".
Originally Posted by F350