blues wrote:So perhaps a clarification is needed by Congress as to what constitutes "other lawful purposes". I have read other forums where this same issue was brought up, but I don't recall much of the conversation or where I saw it.(3) the lawful carrying of firearms or other dangerous weapons in a
Federal facility incident to hunting or other lawful purposes."
It should not have to be tested in court that "other lawful purposes" might mean the legal (or non-illegal if your state law is silent to open carry) carry for self-defense.
Any violation of the law would naturally constitute a violation of the subsection above as well...such as illegal concealment, silencers without a license, brandishing, etc.
FWIW I feel the exact same way. I avoid the post office unless it's absolutely necessary. Here in Vegas, there's lots of shipping type places where you can buy stamps and mail packages. I've OC'd in places like that many times without so much as a comment.