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So I Know This Probably Doesn't Mean Anything... But

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by R-Rizzo, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. R-Rizzo

    R-Rizzo NW Oregon Member

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    For the second time in about a week I've gone to the United States Post Office off of TV Hwy and 185th. And there is absolutely no signage pertaining to the prohibition of weapons (Firearms or Otherwise) IIRC, I thought it used to be pretty prevalent. So did something change (HA Right), or the more likely scenario that my post office is to cheap to procure signs.
     
  2. BigCat

    BigCat Portland Member

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    inb4concealedmeansconcealed
     
  3. noyolk

    noyolk pdx Member

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    Same out here in Boring P.O there was signage years ago, now gone. I did see a notice posted on the public bulletin board inside that prohibited weapons on the premises, right next to the wanted pictures.
     
  4. m1gunr

    m1gunr Tacoma Member

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    At this time it is still unlawful to carry in a Post Office posted or not. Also you cannot even lock it in your vehicle on postal property. There is a Federal court case in Colorado to remove that restriction.

    Lawsuit Filed Against Post Office Gun Ban
     
  5. Bad Droid

    Bad Droid Hillsbarrio Member

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    I guess our constitution has officially been flushed down the crap hole at this point.
    (m1gunr, I know your just stating current laws, this is not directed at you)
     
  6. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    Federal laws are federal laws, and they say it's illegal to carry in Federal offices. If you want to dispute it in court, go ahead and be the test case. Maybe the ACLU will back you up!:laugh:

    The Constitution does not explicitly preempt additional carry restrictions, whether or not you personally approve of what the Courts have decided.

    I'm not a smorgasbord citizen; I obey the laws as written without picking and choosing the ones I like.

    The PO has no obligation to notify you of legal carry prohibitions.
     
  7. R-Rizzo

    R-Rizzo NW Oregon Member

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    I really have no intention of carrying in a Post Office any time soon... Private Property prohibitions I will ignore... Federal Code I will not... Even if I dont agree with it.
     
  8. rpatton

    rpatton Graham WA Member

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    Was looking into mailing firearms and found this the other day:
    Question about concealed carry in a Post Office | Robert Louis Williamson’s Weblog

    Tricky wording "prohibited" but not getting around to the "exception" that actually allows you to carry in the Post Office as long as you are conducting "lawful" business (ie; mailing a letter).

    I tried to insert the link to the page, if it doesn't work, try copy and paste I guess.
     
  9. laney1566

    laney1566 Wood Village Oregon Member

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    My post office has a couple of individuals I think could snap at any time....I don't feel all that safe there any more :D
    So hurry up with that law suit!!!!
     
  10. atypicalparkie

    atypicalparkie sowfeast poetland, ohraygun Member

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    Yup, I think they would: heck if I had to face those circumstances, I think the more allies the better. For certain, there've been tons of times the NRA/NRA-ILA and the ACLU haven't worked together when they should've, but here are at least a few when they did.
    (1st two same case in Texas)
    from NYT 4/5/07
    Unusual Allies in a legal battle over Texas drivers' gun rights
    from "Police Policy Studies Council", 4/8/07
    NRA and ACLU Hook Up, Challenge TX Gun Charges - PPSC Forums
    ...and from the Examiner, 7/25/2010 an interesting point of view
    ACLU pro-gun lawsuit? - NRA anti-gun bill! - Los Angeles LA | Examiner.com
    "ACLU lawsuit gets widower his guns back" July 21, 2010
    ACLU lawsuit gets widower his guns back | cleveland.com
    From the NRA-ILA site, July 14, 2008
    "Nevada ACLU backs gun owners rights"
    NRA-ILA :: Nevada ACLU backs gun owners` rights
    ...and an oldie but a goodie from 1985
    NRA and ACLU Join in Fight to Keep Some Names Out of FBI's Computer - Los Angeles Times
    there're more too...

    as the much-despised forum cliché goes: just sayin.
    And I don't plan on being a test case :laugh:
     
  11. Bad Droid

    Bad Droid Hillsbarrio Member

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    I was commenting on the fact that we are not even trusted, as law abiding citizens who passed a back ground check X2, to lock our firearms in our vehicles when visiting the Post Office. Nothing to do with carrying it inside.
    I trust the people who make these ridiculous laws about the same amount as it appears that they trust me.
     
  12. JohnWayne

    JohnWayne USA Member

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    What I find shocking is that we still have Post offices... haven't those things gone the way of the BETA vcr?
     
  13. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately. However, unless your P.O. has metal detectors, there isn't a god damn thing to stop you from carrying.
     
  14. JohnWayne

    JohnWayne USA Member

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    How would someone know you have it in your car? Really, the only time this would come up is if you have some reason to come into police contact. I don't personally go to the post office but I would probably live by the rules if I did. I could see my luck, I'm in the parking lot and someone hits me with their car and I get injured. The police come and I go to jail! :bluelaugh:
     
  15. JohnWayne

    JohnWayne USA Member

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    See my post... there are other ways to be caught carrying where you shouldn't. :thumbup:
     
  16. Bad Droid

    Bad Droid Hillsbarrio Member

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    I hear ya:thumbup:
     
  17. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    Didnt the USPS become a private enterprise sometime ago? Making them no longer "federal land" etc?

    I know the post offices in my area posted along with the DMVs signage stating the ORS code (dont recall off the top of my head) that weapons are prohibited.. Stated in that code was the exemption for CHL holders... And around and around it goes... :paranoid:
     
  18. pdx lefty

    pdx lefty portland Active Member

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    Funny story, at least to me. I have lunch with a co-worker from time to time. She is an anti but knows i carry. The conversation goes like this.

    Me. Hey ------, you have any plans for lunch?
    Her. No, what are you thinking?
    Me. Mexican food joint up the street. Same time?
    Her. Cool, but i need to run to the PO first. I'll call you when i get back.
    Me. To save time i could run you by the PO and we can grab lunch after?
    Her. Sounds good but I don't want to get you in trouble.
    Me. Trouble? What trouble ------?
    Her. You know!
    me. Know what?
    Her. (She whispers) Your gun?

    I just cracked up! After i stopped laughing i told her i would keep it legal. She was happy and lunch went off without a hitch.

    BTW, I did not go in to the PO with her or park on there property. I don't want to be the test case.

    Hope you guys and gals have a great new year! Be safe!

    Lefty.