Post Office Parking Lot/Property Amendment

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Can't find any clear information about the Post Office Parking Lot/Property Amendment for having a firearm in your vehicle when on Post office property. I'm also referring to the State of Washington if anything specific. Anyone have any legal updates?
 
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I was at the main PO in Vancouver today. I purposely parked on the street and left ALL my weapons and spare mags in the car even though I am legally allowed to park in the handicapped spots. I'm too old and don't want to spend my retirement nest egg fighting something I can easily avoid!
 

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I think the laws apply to the buildings.

You are pretty safe with your firearms stored in your car - if they are legally stored in the car while on a public street, then you are fine in a parking lot.

The exception might be if you went onto a military installation, such as McChord AFB, where different rules and laws apply.

The USPS is not going to be searching cars for firearms.
 
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If you look at the regs from the PO general you can posses a firearm on PO property if you are conducting legal business or any legal activity like walking down the road and you need to check your PO box.
It is not illegal to have a concealed weapon OR OC weapon on PO property.......if you are conducting legal activities
So if you are a bank robber and enter PO property,you are illegal.But if you are checking your mail,then you can ,in fact have a concealed weapon on your person
I did conferm this with a very gun friendly lawyer also.

No you find the link
 
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Ok I did find this!

www.nagr.org/NAGR-Wins-Right-to-Carry-on-USPS-Property.pdf
Well, that's a Denver Federal Judge, but it doesn't apply to the whole US as I understand it.

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<- Why there aren't any school shootings in Israel!
Teacher with long gun slung over her shoulder!!!

If you look at the regs from the PO general you can posses a firearm on PO property if you are conducting legal business or any legal activity like walking down the road and you need to check your PO box.
It is not illegal to have a concealed weapon OR OC weapon on PO property.......if you are conducting legal activities
So if you are a bank robber and enter PO property,you are illegal.But if you are checking your mail,then you can ,in fact have a concealed weapon on your person
I did conferm this with a very gun friendly lawyer also.

No you find the link
Problem is: Will the LEO understand that or will you end up in court and have to pay big $$ to an attorney?
I'm too old and poor to be a test case!

Deen
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<- Why there aren't any school shootings in Israel!
Teacher with long gun slung over her shoulder!!!



Problem is: Will the LEO understand that or will you end up in court and have to pay big $$ to an attorney?
I'm too old and poor to be a test case!

Deen
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"A gun is like a parachute. If you need one and don't have it, you'll probably never need one again!"
Yep that is just about the way it will go. Let the naive do the test cases and spend all their money.
I'll use mine for Ammo :D
 
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For whats it worth, I was told by a post office employee that local LEO/sheriff do not have jurisdiction on federal property, only federal law enforcement. ...No, I'm not a lawyer or an expert on federal law......;)
 

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