.Mil/MP question

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  1. oldcop1971

    oldcop1971

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    Since 9-11, civilians have been prohibited from bringing firearms onto a military base. My question is, if I wanted to visit a museum on base (Pensacola, Ft Rucker, Dayton, etc), is there any provision to secure a weapon with the MP's or Provost Marshall in order to visit the museum? I am always armed when I travel, but don't want to have to secure a motel room in order to have a place to leave my firearm while on the base.
     
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    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Usually no.
     
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    My understanding is if you're on Federal Gov't property you must be self defenseless. Some national parks being an exception. It's not entirely uncommon for military personnel to be open carrying a handgun or long gun with no ammo. If you're a bad guy and wish to do our country harm you must figure out who's loaded and who's not. Not always an easy task.
     
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    The_Dan The underscore is silent

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    the old saying "don't ask don't tell" applies to many things.
     
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    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Getting caught on post with a firearm is a good way to get banned from post.
     
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    Probably better than having to stay there defenseless.:fred:
     
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    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

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    Generally there won't be any place to store your weapon.

    At AF bases the installation commander is the authority as to whether individuals who are credentialed LEOSA can carry on the base. Call ahead and find out. There used to be a few AF bases that allowed LEOSA carry.

    Regards,
    Happyguy :)
     
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    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Statistically unlikely.
     
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    Back in the mid-90s, I recall Reese AFB prohibiting civilians from having firearms; same for Fort Huachuca in late 90s.
     
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    I bring an arsenal on base every other Saturday and Sunday...not quite sure your assertion is true of all military bases.
     
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    I go on base all the time, I just don't carry it while on base. I just put unloaded gun in the truck safe, better than leaving it hotel room,
     
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    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    What is the occasion(s) and what is your definition of arsenal ? I have been on many AF bases and it was certainly true of theirs.

    :headscratch:
     
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    Ross-in-Pa Western Pa

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    I have taken 2 shotguns onto Nellis AFB in Las Vegas to shoot at their on base gun club. I called ahead to get on an approved list, then signed in at the gate.

    This was several times within the last 5 years.
     
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    It varies...shotgun, multiple rifles, a few handguns or more. Magazines can't be loaded and must be stored separately from ammo. I put the ammo in the back with the guns and the mags on the passenger floor up front.

    Can't conceal carry, though...total no-go.
     
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    Each base/post whatever will have a regulation somewhere covering private firearms on the installation. Probably at where ever their law enforcement office is.

    Haven't checked in a while, but at the local post a few years ago, you just had to register them, and be attending some authorized event. Unloaded of course until the event. No CCW either. For instance deer hunting was allowed during deer season on post.

    Things may have changed. Guess I need to stop by and review the local reg after the dust settles on these latest shootings.
     
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    For people traveling through the area who want to visit the base/post, and be absolutely sure they don't have trouble while on the installation:

    Many military facilities seem to have a pawn shop near the installation which is also a dealer, and might even have a gunsmith working there. I know here locally there is one with a gunsmith right outside the gate, about 3 city blocks away.

    You can just leave the firearm with him, for 'cleaning' or pawn, and pick it up later. He will have to log it in and out on his books, and there will be a small fee.