Would you please provide a link to 39 C.F.R. § 232.1(l)?
Oops! Nevermind - here it is.
(b)(2) reads like unreasonable search and seizure to me.
As for (l), it's clearly Unconstitituional, commensurate with recent SCOTUS rulings with respect to right to carry in D.C. and Chicago.
Let's boil it down to this: I can carry at the supermarket, Burger King, National Forest land, but not at my local Post Office? This doesn't pass the 3-year-old common sense test, much less an adult sanity test.
It reads, however, like some Brady-type attempted to distance postal employees from the bad effects of guns commensurate with the GFZ movement, as has been so wonderfully demonstrated in it's effectiveness at Virginia Tech and Ft. Hood (not to mention all other military installations, and most colleges and universities, which is WHY those who've flipped their lid continue targeting such GFZ's...)
Will the Brady-ests EVER *get it?*
I think not.The best approach to overcoming their mindless rhetoric which holds facts in suspense is to VOTE. I'm sorry, folks, but please! GET UP! Get off your duff and elect representatives at your local, state, and federal levels who support our Constitution in the way in which it was written, but also commensurate with the Amendments our lawfully-elected government has enacted.
Most of us here know what constitutes a good and strong government. It's our principled foundation, not any propensity to throw our power all over the world at the slightest drop of a hat.
The USPS deserves no special exception. We, The People, deserve to preserve our 2A right to keep and bear arms wherever we go, whether on our own street corner or retrieving our mail.
Here's an interesting side note, one which bears mentioning, as it happened yesterday!
I was OC, emptied my mailbox, and noticed a letter addressed to my address, but with someone else's name. I moved towards my apartment complex office, then noticed the USPS truck parked in front and took it to my mail carrier. He and I talked about the letter as well as several others errantly delivered to my mailbox, all the while I'm OC, and he's well aware of it, with me standing two feet from his truck.
He didn't care. I didn't care. As a postal carrier, I'll bet he comes across OCers every day. In fact, I asked him that, and he confirmed it, not only for him, but also for the other postal carriers. We're not a prevalent lot, but we're out there. Our postal carriers realize it, and guess what?
THEY DON'T CARE. Hell, many of them are former/retired military and carry off-duty themselves.
So WHY are we prohibited by Unconstitutional legislation which wrong restricts our 2A rights at the Post Office just because some anti-gun nut pushes a piece of legislation through Congress years ago?
When are our government legislators going to realize