Skip to comments.Court OKs Lawsuit Challenging Post-Office Gun Ban(CO)
Posted on 11/28/2011 6:12:10 PM PST by marktwain
NEWTOWN, Conn --(Ammoland.com)- A federal judge in Denver has allowed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Postal Services ban on guns in post offices to go forward, the Denver Post reports.
A Colorado couple filed the lawsuit last year, saying the ban violates their Second Amendment rights.
Avon residents Debbie and Tab Bonidy filed the lawsuit last year, saying the ban violates their Second Amendment rights.
The Bonidys say they carry handguns for self-defense and both hold concealed-carry permits, and they do not receive mail service at their remote home.
They say the ban, which prohibits carrying guns both in post offices and in their parking lots, makes it impossible for them to pick up their mail.James Manley, an attorney at the Mountain States Legal Foundation who represents both the Bonidys and the National Association for Gun Rights in the lawsuit, said the case could have a nationwide impact.
This is a situation that hasnt been challenged before, where you have members of the general public who want to exercise their right to carry, Manley said.
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That big sign on the front of the post office showing no guns allowed must have been like a "murderers safe here" beacon.
>The post office gun ban would be an excelent law and regulations for the current House and Senate to repeal.
Indeed. But we’ll see what happens.
Only disgruntled Postal workers are allowed to bring guns to work.
Here's the dilemma ~ postal management prefers that you keep your guns in your car and your car off their lot. I guess that makes it easier for neighborhood thieves to steal your guns.
Years back I'd gone out to the postal mail processing center at/near Dulles airport. Long before we got anywhere near the place we noticed cars parked on all the country roads for miles around. These were clearly marked postal employee cars (with parking stickers and everything).
When we got to the facility the employee parking lot was empty.
The postal workers were parking way off the site just so they could have their guns with them in the late evening hours when they'd be on public roads traveling back home.
A few weeks later the facility manager got angry with her boyfriend (a fellow manager) and went out and shot up his car.
BTW, everybody knew that woman had a temper and a gun, which was one of the reasons they had guns in their cars, and why they parked way off the postal site.
But if you carry CCW who’s to know???? When I’m at home from Oz I carry always. No matter where. Sign? What sign?
That works until you have to pull the gun for some reason, and then face federal felony charges for carrying in a prohibited place.
It is far better to be tried in court by 12 than to be carried and buried by 6.
I must disagree with your sentiment regarding the repeal of the gun ban within U.S postal facilities. As the son of a career postal employee (now retired ) I can assure you that the mailman does not need any assistance what so ever from any non-postal employee to shoot their boss. ( No I am not being sarcastic)
That’s supposed to be a secret.
I’d only be using it to protect myself. I’d he hiding in a corner someplace and if the gun is turned in my direction then I’d shoot. OTOH it’d probably be a post office worker going postal, like who robs post offices these days?
You might be surprised ! Folks getting govt. checks , postal money orders are good as cash.
During the dawn of the Depression people were robbing ‘mail trains’ so often that the President & Secretary of the Navy Franklin Roosevelt put detachments of U.S.Marines on some of the mail trains as armed guards much to the surprise of the would be thieves.
Not sure if someone will stick around PO boxes to see if some senior gets their SS or other pension check. Most of stolen checks are from apartment complexes or street mailboxes.
Although, I, ahem, *KNOW* people who deep conceal carry in the post office...