BILLING CODE 8320
39 CFR Part 232
Conduct on Postal Property; Weapons
The U.S. Postal Service is
amending the rules for conduct on
Postal Service property to clarify the
prohibition of carrying or storing on
Postal Service property any firearms or
other dangerous weapons, or deadly
weapons or explosives, except for
Effective March 16, 2007.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Lawrence Katz, Inspector in Charge,
Office of Counsel, U.S. Postal Inspection
amendment to the prohibition of
carrying, either openly or concealed, or
storing any firearms, other dangerous or
deadly weapons or explosives on Postal
Service property is to clarify the rule,
ensuring that these items are only
possessed for official purposes. This
change would eliminate potential
conflicts with other laws, rules or
regulations which may allow the
possession of these articles for other
than official purposes.
List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 232
Authority delegations (Government
agencies), Crime, Federal buildings and
facilities, Government property, Law
enforcement officers, Postal Service,
In view of the considerations
discussed above, the Postal Service
adopts the following amendment to 39
CFR part 232.
—CONDUCT ON POSTAL
1. The authority citation for part 232
continues to read as follows:
18 U.S.C. 13, 3061; 21 U.S.C.
802, 844; 39 U.S.C. 401, 403(b)(3), 404(a)(7),
2. In § 232.1, paragraph (l) is revised
to read as follows:
232.1 Conduct on postal property.
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Weapons and explosives.
Notwithstanding the provisions of any
other law, rule or regulation, [glow=red]no person
while on postal property may carry
firearms, other dangerous or deadly
weapons, or explosives, either openly or
concealed, or store the same on postal
property, except for official purposes.[/glow]
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Stanley F. Mires,
Chief Counsel, Legislative.
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I can find nothing defining "official purposes". I don't think self defense would be considered an official purpose. However, I would thinkgoing into the post office to conduct business would qualify as an official purpose.
I think I will call the office of Lawrence Katz to see if I can get clarrification.