Thought on law Montanna just passed?

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Thought on law Montanna just passed?

Postby DaKnife » Fri 17 Feb 2017 5:00 am

Montana just upped the ante and is going to challenge at least one federal law.
Guns to be allowed in Post Offices.
Opinions, thoughts, rants?

In my opinion this could bode well as it's hard to find a valid justification for the ban on carry on Post Office grounds. What makes a Post Office so Sacred?
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Re: Thought on law Montanna just passed?

Postby Snurd » Fri 17 Feb 2017 9:15 am

I think the post office gun ban is stupid. Especially on their property. Some PO's have almost no parking off their property. They are on busy roads with basically no shoulder, and no side roads. If going to these locations, you have to leave your gun at home.

Gun free zones are worthless.


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Re: Thought on law Montanna just passed?

Postby jfwright1955 » Fri 17 Feb 2017 10:54 am

To me the whole issue of no guns in postoffice buildings nor on their properties should be repealed in its entirety. However, I'd be fine with HB 246, which at least allows firearms to be stored in a vehicle on postoffice property while a person goes into the building. While not ideal, that's a step in the right direction so a person wouldn't have to leave a firearm at home.

As Snurd said, parking out on the street is usually not possible given the traffic and, often, the location. Plus, a vehicle is more likely to be broken into as savvy folks know if a vehicle is parked out on the street outside a postoffice it's likely because a person has left a firearm inside the vehicle.

Be interesting to see where this goes.
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Re: Thought on law Montanna just passed?

Postby Snurd » Fri 17 Feb 2017 11:12 am

jfwright1955 wrote:To me the whole issue of no guns in postoffice buildings nor on their properties should be repealed in its entirety. However, I'd be fine with HB 246, which at least allows firearms to be stored in a vehicle on postoffice property while a person goes into the building. While not ideal, that's a step in the right direction so a person wouldn't have to leave a firearm at home.

As Snurd said, parking out on the street is usually not possible given the traffic and, often, the location. Plus, a vehicle is more likely to be broken into as savvy folks know if a vehicle is parked out on the street outside a postoffice it's likely because a person has left a firearm inside the vehicle.

Be interesting to see where this goes.

Unfortunately it's not a total protection for someone who stores a gun on PO property while entering the building. It only says they won't use local police to help the Feds. Unless I'm missing something.


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