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Old Yesterday, 16:43   #1
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Post Office Carry?

This came up in another thread, so I went ahead and searched. The most recent thing I found was about a Judge ruling that the P.O. has no power to prohibit firearms in the parking lot.

Is carrying in a Post Office still unsettled law, or has it been cleared up recently?

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This came up in another thread, so I went ahead and searched. The most recent thing I found was about a Judge ruling that the P.O. has no power to prohibit firearms in the parking lot.

Is carrying in a Post Office still unsettled law, or has it been cleared up recently?

Thanks.
I carry in the post office all the time, it's a small post office with two employees, they are both into guns, the postmaster always ask to see what I'm carrying and we compare side arms.....
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Unsettled? More like muddy and murky and open to creative interpretation.
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Old Yesterday, 16:56   #4
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39 C.F.R. § 232.1(l )

Weapons and explosives. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, rule or regulation, no person while on postal property may carry firearms, other dangerous or deadly weapons, or explosives, either openly or concealed, or store the same on postal property, except for official purposes.

I do not carry inside the PO
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I remember being told by a local firearms instructor many years ago that it was a federal offense to carry a concealed handgun into the post office here in SC.
I don't go to the PO that often but if I thought about it I always put the gun in the glove box before going in.

Is this not the case now? Was it ever? I have no idea.
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39 C.F.R. § 232.1(l )

Weapons and explosives. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, rule or regulation, no person while on postal property may carry firearms, other dangerous or deadly weapons, or explosives, either openly or concealed, or store the same on postal property, except for official purposes.

I do not carry inside the PO

A CHL would be considered an official purpose.
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I carry in the post office all the time, it's a small post office with two employees, they are both into guns, the postmaster always ask to see what I'm carrying and we compare side arms.....
Hey Frank.

Hey Dalton, whatcha carrin today?

Well I got my Glock G.......BANG!!!!

You alright Frank?!?!?!

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I carry everywhere there isn't a metal detector or a pat-down. Concealed is concealed.
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My lawyer said that the law needs better definition and advised me to not bring a firearm onto postal property at all, not even in the parking lot. Unless I want to be the test case in which case her yearly retainer will be going up.

I park across the street and leave my gun in the truck.

DW, I hope you don't walk into the post office during the five minutes the big city postal inspector is doing his yearly inspection.
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There is no way in actual hell I would carry in the P.O. Heck, I even cross the street to the other sidewalk when strolling about town, rather than be about on the property.

Why bother with the risk if some anti* knows the rules and makes a call (which they would be entirely within their rights to do so)..
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I carry everywhere there isn't a metal detector or a pat-down. Concealed is concealed.

Ditto. Tried by 12 or carried by 6. The exception being personal boycotts of anti gun businesses.
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I carry everywhere there isn't a metal detector or a pat-down. Concealed is concealed.
Same here. Actually, I completely avoid going to the PO after I bought a scale. I can weigh and ship things from home. You save money by buying online too. I buy stamps at the grocery store.
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This came up in another thread, so I went ahead and searched. The most recent thing I found was about a Judge ruling that the P.O. has no power to prohibit firearms in the parking lot.

Is carrying in a Post Office still unsettled law, or has it been cleared up recently?

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Is the post office still in business?
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A CHL would be considered an official purpose.
Really? You have statutory or case law to support this, right?
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Really? You have statutory or case law to support this, right?
I'm glad someone who knows what they are talking about made that comment and I refrained from doing so.

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I would probably ask the Postal Police or the US Postal Inspection Service about whether or not it is legal to carry in the Post Office. Then for good measure depending on what they said of course, I would probably look at the federal court in the area and see what kind of sentences they hand down for various firearms violations and compare that to state court sentences.
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A CHL would be considered an official purpose.
Be careful giving that advice, unless you have a federal statutory definition of "official purpose" that would apply.
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