Have you ever wondered why you can’t pull your pickup truck into the parking lot of the post office, go in, and mail a letter — without giving up your Second Amendment rights?
The answer is that a bunch of gun-hating legislators — who are terrified of the very thought of guns — slammed through a law prohibiting guns in any federal facility. It is now contained at 18 U.S.C. 930.
The original law contained a provision, at subsection (d)(3), which would allow you to carry your gun for “other lawful purposes” — including, presumably, self-defense.
But, not surprisingly, the ATF and the other anti-gun denizens of the federal government have read this exception out of the law — by executive fiat.
But the good news is this: On Wednesday, January 29, Senator Rand Paul will offer an amendment, in committee, to the Postal Reform Act (S. 1486).
The amendment will allow you to drive into a post office parking lot with your gun, and will allow you to carry it into the post office, to the extent state law would allow you to carry that firearm in any other venue.