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    Fort Custer National Cemetery

    I have another funeral to go to at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek. From previous funerals I know there's a sign that states no weapons on the premises. Now that I have a CPL I was wondering if anyone knew if this still applies to me. Or if its like PFZ where I can only open carry. Anyone have any knowledge on this? Myself and a few of us who are going want to carry in honor of our friend who served in the Navy, had carried for a long time and had always been a 2nd ammendment advocate. So if anyone can shed any light on this it'd be greatly appreciated.
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    IIRC National Cemeteries are federal GFZ's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mosnar87 View Post
    IIRC National Cemeteries are federal GFZ's.
    At work so can't dig up a cite but, more generally I think 'Federal Government Property' aside from national parks is all GFZ

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    ...and what did the people in that particular cemetery die for again?

    rematch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B View Post
    ...and what did the people in that particular cemetery die for again?

    rematch!
    Actually many of them did not die "for their country" to for our rights. They passed years or even decades after retiring or otherwise leaving the service they were in. What was the last war that actually was fought for our rights?
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    My dad is in one of those plots. I know what they are for.

    Once you're a soldier, and buried under our flag, that respect is given automatically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B View Post
    My dad is in one of those plots. I know what they are for.

    Once you're a soldier, and buried under our flag, that respect is given automatically.
    OK, but that is NOT what they died for, My parents are both at Fort Custer as well.
    My reasons to OC
    1. to raise awareness of the legality of open carry in Michigan
    2. To raise awareness that good people carry guns
    3. A deterrent to people so that I won't be targeted
    4. Because it's more comfortable than CC in most situations
    5. Because I can and want to
    6. Because it's perfectly legal
    7. Self defense

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    if it's part of the national parks system you can carry there, just not inside any of the buildings

    http://www.nps.gov/gate/parkmgmt/fir...onal-parks.htm

    and if it's not clearly marked, then you can't be charged with a crime anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smellslikemichigan View Post
    if it's part of the national parks system you can carry there, just not inside any of the buildings

    http://www.nps.gov/gate/parkmgmt/fir...onal-parks.htm

    and if it's not clearly marked, then you can't be charged with a crime anyway.
    It is very clearly marked.
    My reasons to OC
    1. to raise awareness of the legality of open carry in Michigan
    2. To raise awareness that good people carry guns
    3. A deterrent to people so that I won't be targeted
    4. Because it's more comfortable than CC in most situations
    5. Because I can and want to
    6. Because it's perfectly legal
    7. Self defense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raggs View Post
    It is very clearly marked.
    Fort Custer National Cemetery is part of the VA, and as such it is unlawful to carry onto their property or into their buildings.

    See 38 CFR 1.218. Don't take your dog either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by notalawyer View Post
    Fort Custer National Cemetery is part of the VA, and as such it is unlawful to carry onto their property or into their buildings.

    See 38 CFR 1.218. Don't take your dog either!
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