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I swear I got the stink eye in Cambridge many times when coming out of Roach's. They shared the front entrance alcove with the Porte Square PO. It was walking distance from the main office, and I went in every payday walking to my bank. I love that the owner of the old Roach's spot can't keep a tenant. f*** them.I’ve never disarmed to walk into a post office.
Some post offices have signs, some don't. Some interpret the post office law as "Its only illegal if you use the Gun in the commission of a crime at the post office"..Personally, I think the post office law is stupid. It's far more dangerous to be handling loaded guns in a vehicle, than just keeping it in a holster, and walking into the post office.
Except there's actually case law on it somewhere. That said I think it's stupid because, let's be real, you're not going to ever get rapped with it unless you had to shoot someone inside the post office.....18 USC 930
Can someone point to one documented incident where someone was charged with violating 18 USC 930 and they weren’t doing anything else illegal?
People get all worked up over the post office issue and I don’t understand why. My opinion is that someone is more likely to see you have a firearm when you take it off in your car and secure it somewhere than if you just walked in, did your business, and left. Concealed means concealed.
Translation. It all depends on whether the state wants to f*** you. Welcome to the People's Republic of Massachusetts, comrade.
"This does not resolve whether a locked glove compartment might be adequate under the storage statute. We are of the view that it might depending on the particular factual circumstances including the nature of the locking mechanism, whether the motor vehicle was also locked and alarmed, and ultimately whether in the circumstances it was adequate to "deter all but the most persistent from gaining access." This is a question of fact, properly decided by the fact finder at trial."
There is a difference between "locked in a car", "unloaded in a locked case within a car", and "unloaded and locked in a trunk". Locked in a car does not meet the standard, but a locked case or trunk does (the EOPS made a statement regarding the trunk).I guess it depends on who interprets the law. A police officer in one town told me a locked vehicle was a locked container and an officer in another town told me it wasn't.
They would be wrong.Some post offices have signs, some don't. Some interpret the post office law as "Its only illegal if you use the Gun in the commission of a crime at the post office"..
I don't carry a gun in the post office.
The parking lot of the post office is federal property.
Your "not even slightly" should be changed to "it depends".Lol. Not even slightly.
If a post office is in a strip mall, as many of them are, then the parking lot is the strip mall owner's property. If the post office is a bank annex, as it is in my town, then the parking lot is the bank's property.
If it's a freestanding PO, then MAYBE the parking lot is "federal property." It's just as likely to be owned by the town, or by a developer. It's likely that the loading dock and the driveway leading to it are "federal property," but it's not like you're parking there.
Who cares? I'm another one who doesn't bother disarming when going to the PO. Hypothetically.