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Old 10-31-2012, 19:40   #1
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Carry concealed on military base??????

If visiting or picking up someone on a military base.In a state that accepts your ccw.What do you do?Surrender carry gun to security at main gate?Store gun unloaded and locked in a case?
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Old 10-31-2012, 19:49   #2
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Leave it at home or leave it in the trunk and drive to the security office to ask: do not attempt to drive into the gate with a firearm in your vehicle.

The security office is usually accessible without entering the base proper and you can enter and ask (unarmed).

Security gate personnel do not have the resources to secure your firearm and by that point you are on base and it can get more complicated.
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Old 10-31-2012, 19:51   #3
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Or just call ahead and ask... Easy.
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Old 10-31-2012, 20:38   #4
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Or just call ahead and ask... Easy.
That is what I did at Tobyhanna. They wanted me to approach with my pistol cleared and not in my hands. Just be sure to call ahead and get solid info.
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Old 11-01-2012, 16:59   #5
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That is what I did at Tobyhanna. They wanted me to approach with my pistol cleared and not in my hands. Just be sure to call ahead and get solid info.
You carried a weapon on Depot property? Then you're either associated with Depot Security, or some other branch of the U.S. Military that allows you to go armed.

Civilian weapons on Tobyhanna Army Depot property are strictly forbidden.

http://www.tobyhanna.army.mil/about/visitor.html

Furthermore, at Fort Indiantown Gap you and your gun wouldn't get past the Main Gate. Since 9/11 there are no civilian weapons on any Pennsylvania military base that I know of.

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You carried a weapon on Depot property? Then you're either associated with Depot Security, or some other branch of the U.S. Military that allows you to go armed.

Civilian weapons on Tobyhanna Army Depot property are strictly forbidden.

http://www.tobyhanna.army.mil/about/visitor.html

Furthermore, at Fort Indiantown Gap you and your gun wouldn't get past the Main Gate. Since 9/11 there are no civilian weapons on any Pennsylvania military base that I know of.
I checked my pistol in a locker at the gate. They wanted me to approach with the pistol already cleared and sitting on the seat. I received a property receipt and just picked my pistol up on the way out, 2-3 times a week for 6 years.

My advice is to call ahead and get your information direct from the base.
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Old 10-31-2012, 19:53   #7
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These guys are right. Simply finding ammo in your vehicle can get you in trouble on some bases.
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Old 10-31-2012, 20:41   #8
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This is a definite NO. Don't even chance it.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:23   #9
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It is strictly up to the commanding officer of the base, they set the procedures and guidelines.

Call ahead and ask. Heed what they say for it is a felony to do otherwise.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:30   #10
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Thanks for at least asking 1st, instead of doing something rash.

No, as others have stated, it is not done.
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Lots of dead soldiers on Ft Hood because THEY are not even allowed to carry.
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Lots of dead soldiers on Ft Hood because THEY are not even allowed to carry.
True. That was a terrible shooting spree.
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Lots of dead soldiers on Ft Hood because THEY are not even allowed to carry.
This is a little inflammatory: any CONUS base I've ever been on during my tour didn't allow unrestricted carry: only security personnel and those who've taken the measures to be authorized in advance bring their personal firearms on base directly to an armory for storage, and vice versa.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:59   #14
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Most places if you notify the gate guard he can send a car to escort you to the armory. They'll keep it at the armory for the duration of your stay.
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This is a little inflammatory: any CONUS base I've ever been on during my tour didn't allow unrestricted carry: only security personnel and those who've taken the measures to be authorized in advance bring their personal firearms on base directly to an armory for storage, and vice versa.
It's NOT in the least inflammatory. I had friends that were MURDERED because they could not carry to defend themselves. I KNOW it's that way on evey CONUS base, and THE RULE NEEDS TO BE CHANGED! Don't EVEN try and go there.

I was never allowed to carry unless tending the deployment armory. ALL other times, as with the case of my murdered friends, I WAS NOT allowed to carry for my own protection.
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Old 11-06-2012, 16:31   #16
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It's NOT in the least inflammatory. I had friends that were MURDERED because they could not carry to defend themselves...
Political Correctness murdered those soldiers. The Army had a lot of warning the terrorist major was gonna go off but if they woulda tried to counsel him, they would been branded racist. Instead of trying to hold him accountable at Walter Reed they promoted him so he could 'go off' on someone else's watch.

I admittedly wasn't there but the Army is a reflection of the country it serves and that's just the way I figure it went down. (Ironically, my oldest was deployed with The First Team to Iraq when this terrorist attack occurred... where she was required to carry a M16A2 24/7 for protection.)
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:18   #17
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Political Correctness murdered those soldiers. The Army had a lot of warning the terrorist major was gonna go off but if they woulda tried to counsel him, they would been branded racist. Instead of trying to hold him accountable at Walter Reed they promoted him so he could 'go off' on someone else's watch.

I admittedly wasn't there but the Army is a reflection of the country it serves and that's just the way I figure it went down. (Ironically, my oldest was deployed with The First Team to Iraq when this terrorist attack occurred... where she was required to carry a M16A2 24/7 for protection.)
An other reason to dislike political correctness!
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This is a little inflammatory: any CONUS base I've ever been on during my tour didn't allow unrestricted carry: only security personnel and those who've taken the measures to be authorized in advance bring their personal firearms on base directly to an armory for storage, and vice versa.
Hey PettyOfficer! You must be ex-USN like me. I was an STG2.
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Old 11-03-2012, 13:01   #19
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This is a little inflammatory: any CONUS base I've ever been on during my tour didn't allow unrestricted carry: only security personnel and those who've taken the measures to be authorized in advance bring their personal firearms on base directly to an armory for storage, and vice versa.
I don't think he was trying to be inflammatory. My sense is he was just pointing out that if even the regular troops can't be armed then Joe Civilian Blow better not even show up at the gate with something.
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I'd definitely call ahead. My local VA hospital has a noticeable sign at every entrance banning all weapons. Every time I go there for an appointment, I feel naked.
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