Skip to comments.Update: Post Office Carry Amendments
Posted on 02/16/2014 11:34:24 AM PST by marktwain
Earlier in the week many lawful firearms owners applauded Senator Rand Paul when he introduced an amendment to the Postal Reform bill to rescind a nearly five decade old ban on the carry of firearms for self defense into Post Offices.
Anyone who has been paying attention to decades following the ban know that there have been several incidents of lunatics opening fire in these gun free zones. In fact it got so bad the term Going Postal was coined. These bans never work and lead to environments where madmen know their victims will all be disarmed, making their murderous plots more likely to succeed.
Unfortunately the Senate committee voted down Senator Pauls amendment on party lines and it failed. Interestingly enough several alleged pro-2A democrats voted against this bill and their seats are going to be up for reelection. If you live in their states, make sure you let them know how you feel when they come up for a vote.
The positive to come from it was a parking lot exemption amendment that would now make it legal for a customer to leave their firearm in their vehicle when they go inside to conduct their business. The amendment passed and is currently included in the bill that cleared committee.
The Senate committee members voting against self-defense: Tom Carper, DE; Carl Levin, MI; Mark Pryor, AR; Mary Landrieu, LA; Claire McCaskill, MO; Jon Tester, MT; Mark Begich, AK; Tammy Baldwin, WI; and Heidi Heitkamp, ND.
Well keep you posted with any relevant updates to the RKBA portion of this bill.
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Wait a minute!
But USPS letter carriers are armed with pepper spray etc. against dog attacks OUTSIDE.
It`s No Brainer says arm people against attacks INSIDE.
Even a 3rd grader could figure this one out.
We need a 3rd grader as USPS Postmaster - General
18 USC 930 DOES NOT ban weapons in parking lots, ONLY is buildings.
18 U.S. Code § 930 - Possession of firearms and dangerous weapons in Federal facilities
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