Every military installation I've been to has a pretty broad blanket rule of 'no personal weapons'. The only way to have a weapon is if you're on duty, carrying an issued weapon. That means I can't carry a gun to work, can't leave it in the car, can't take it with me to the bank on base... nothing. However, IIRC, there is a loophole in that rule that says that the installation commander can give written authorization on a case by case basis, very similar to the 'may issue' states. I was wondering if anyone has ever seen one of these letters, gotten one, heard of one being given, etc. How hard would it be to get? I would assume you would need a pretty darn good reason, not just a CCW for instance. I realize that the big problem with employers and their restrictions on your ability to defend yourself is an issue of their responsibility to protect you. I think military bases do a pretty good job of protecting their assets, including myself, but my commute leaves me vulnerable. Is there a way around it?