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We lost the next round of the USPS case
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US Appeals Court: No firearms in USPS Parking Lots

Quote:Last October, our now-absent writer Maureen explained a court case in which a man was trying to get the ok to carry his firearm on U.S. Post Office property. At the time, it looked like a small victory of parking lot carry (but not inside the building itself). But still, we knew it would be a long, drawn out process to see any results.

And the results are in.

On Friday by a 2-1 vote on Friday, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled against the man, Tab Bonidy.

Circuit Judge David Ebel said the right to carry firearms does not apply to federal buildings such as post offices, and that while it was a “closer question” he would not second-guess the Postal Service’s extending the ban to its parking lots.

“The security of the postal building itself is integrally related to the security of the parking lot adjacent to it,” Ebel wrote.
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Well that's a load of bullshit.

Fuck the fed, rights are rights. You're born with them and they're inalienable. PERIOD.
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Seems like the judge's logic is flawed a bit, as many postal facilities lease space, and as such, the parking lots are not solely "their property". Beyond that, additional public parking is usually available at the same proximity, making the "security" argument laughable.
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Virtually all of the limited business I do with the USPS can be done at the same cost to me at Staples or a local private parcel place, or even in the grocery store. So I don't need to be where some USPS employee might "go postal."

Still, it is a ridiculous rule, and an absurd ruling.
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gnbrotz;167430 Wrote:Seems like the judge's logic is flawed a bit, as many postal facilities lease space, and as such, the parking lots are not solely "their property". Beyond that, additional public parking is usually available at the same proximity, making the "security" argument laughable.

The usps I usually visit is in a shopping center. I would think that would be impossible to enforce.
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Let's see, of the three USPS locations near me, one is connected to a church parking lot, one is built inside someone's home and the third is attached to a gas station parking lot.
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I guess I was breaking the law when I whipped into the Post Office parking lot this afternoon and handed the postal worker a card I was mailing, as she was cleaning out the drive thru mailbox? Oops...
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