Senator Rand Paul to Offer Amendment Allowing Guns in Post Offices - Gun Owners of America
Have you ever wondered why you can’t pull your pickup truck into the parking lot of the Gillette, Wyoming, post office, go in, and mail a letter — without giving up your Second Amendment rights?
Uh, no. It never occurred to me that the jihadists would be laying in wait for me at the local Post Office.
The answer is that a bunch of gun-hating legislators — who are terrified of the very thought of guns — slammed through a law prohibiting guns in any federal facility. It is now contained at 18 U.S.C. 930.
The original law contained a provision, at subsection (d)(3), which would allow you to carry your gun for “other lawful purposes” — including, presumably, self-defense.
But, not surprisingly, the ATF and the other anti-gun denizens of the federal government have read this exception out of the law — by executive fiat.
But the good news is this: On Wednesday, January 29, Senator Rand Paul will offer an amendment, in committee, to the Postal Reform Act (S. 1486).
The amendment will allow you to drive into a post office parking lot with your gun, and will allow you to carry it into the post office, to the extent state law would allow you to carry that firearm in any other venue.
Because the amendment will be offered in Governmental Affairs, a vast percentage of the committee membership consists of conservative Republicans and Democrats running for reelection in conservative states. So there is a good chance that we can score a major victory for the Second Amendment if you act now.