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Carry concealed on military base??????

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by glock361963, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. glock361963

    glock361963 NRA LIFE MEMBER

    Oct 3, 2011
    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?
  2. PettyOfficer


    Nov 24, 2011
    Houston, TX
    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.

  3. PettyOfficer


    Nov 24, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Or just call ahead and ask... Easy.
  4. skew12


    Sep 13, 2012
    These guys are right. Simply finding ammo in your vehicle can get you in trouble on some bases.
  5. 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.
  6. concretefuzzynuts

    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

    Dec 27, 2011
    This is a definite NO. Don't even chance it.
  7. Glockrunner

    Glockrunner HOOYA DEEPSEA

    Sep 10, 2001
    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.
  8. Gallium

    Gallium CLM

    Mar 26, 2003
    Thanks for at least asking 1st, instead of doing something rash.

    No, as others have stated, it is not done.
  9. Clutch Cargo

    Clutch Cargo Amsterdam Haze

    Nov 29, 2010
    Lots of dead soldiers on Ft Hood because THEY are not even allowed to carry.
  10. PettyOfficer


    Nov 24, 2011
    Houston, TX
    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.
  11. Jeremy_K


    Apr 6, 2009
    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.
  12. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    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.
  13. Gunnut 45/454

    Gunnut 45/454

    Jun 20, 2002
    Fedral law does not recognize your right to carry on Federal Property. Unload and place in a carry case or trunk. Some bases and or Commanders have different -more restrictive rules!:whistling:
  14. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

    Sep 20, 2003
    Penn's Woods
    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.

    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.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2012
  15. owl6roll


    Sep 9, 2004
    <~~~~wouldn't even think about! Tried to ride a motorcyle onto an AFB, for an air show, won't do that again, ever!
  16. Ammo9000


    Apr 29, 2011
    Depends on the base. I'm stationed in ND and you can drive on base with a pistol but you CANNOT conceal carry! you must have the gun stored in the furthermost rear compartment of the vehicle, unloaded, and ammo stored in a different compartment of your vehicle. also ammo cannot be in the magazine when stored.

    every base is different tho. i go hunting almost every day after work and have my shotgun in my vehicle at all times. its in plain view of security forces when going through the gate and never had a problem.

    best bet it don't even attempt to carry on base before you know the rules unless you want an M4 pressed against your skull and face in the mud!!!

    what base do you plan on visiting?
  17. 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.
  18. Clutch Cargo

    Clutch Cargo Amsterdam Haze

    Nov 29, 2010
    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.
  19. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    That is correct. The VA Hospital here in Vermont doesn't allow weapons at all.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2012
  20. teleblaster


    Mar 13, 2011
    Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio has no firearms signs. If you live in town I guess it is not too bad, but if you come from out of town, as many do, you either drive down unarmed, or break the law to visit your relative's grave.