Firearms policy at military bases

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4 years 1 week ago #13412 by kimr
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Does it bother anyone else about the "no firearms" policy on these bases? Especially for those of us that have concealed carry permits for most states and/or are trained/licensed/credentialed? Especially for those of us at the "retiree" age or female, and/or are more vulnerable to crimes? I think these policies need to be reviewed/reconsidered given the current crime climate. I mean we can stay at "civilian" facilities with our weapons, but not military? - who we've dedicated our lives to? Does that make any sense? I think something needs to change.
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4 years 6 days ago #13413 by floridakamper
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No it really doesn't. Especially because the only people that will obey this rule are the folks that are no threat and might be an asset if the dukey hits the fan.
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4 years 6 days ago #13414 by dubob
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As a general rule, firearms aren’t permitted in ANY federal facility. That would include military bases, IRS buildings, Federal court buildings, SSA buildings, etc. Regarding bases, the restriction doesn’t apply to military families living in bases houses but does apply to personnel living in dorm rooms and all guests visiting on a day to day bases.
And speaking about my home base – Hill AFB, UT – the restriction generally applies to handguns only. Shotguns are permitted on base to shoot clay targets at the gun club.
We travel a lot during the year to attend Skeet shoots around the country and stay in military FamCamps at some of these shoots. I have never felt a need to declare to the gate guard that I had a firearm with me when doing so.
My bride and I both have concealed carry permits but never even think about bringing a handgun with us onto a military installation.
So to answer your question about being bothered by the Federal restrictions on firearms; no, I am not bothered by it at all.

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4 years 6 days ago #13416 by Hank85713
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There are some campgrounds in the PRIVATE sector that prohibit the possession of weapons in their parks. Big thing is either dont utilize those or make an issue of having one in the vehicle. The ones I saw were all in Kalif, but there may be some in other states. Some states require the weapon to be unloaded and separated from the ammo also.

Unless they (people) have a reason to be in the vehicle there should be no issue.
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4 years 5 days ago #13426 by powerboatr
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simple answer is you can go to the FED pen for a long time if caught carrying weapons on board a station without permission and they prosecute.
do what we do, CALL AHEAD and get the local posts rules, some have hunting and skeet ranges.
always get a name if told to carry and dont tell at the gate
that being said, we have never been asked if we had firearms when we roll up in the bus.
but i always call ahead and know the policy in advance, for your visit. Its not a blanket policy.

most so far....tell us to have them locked in a safe and trigger lock, and to only declare them if ASKED.
which really puts you in a predicament, if you dont have a name and number.
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3 years 11 months ago #13456 by Hank85713
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Its not only military facilities you have to worry about:

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3 years 11 months ago #13458 by skyking8
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Hank85713 wrote: There are some campgrounds in the PRIVATE sector that prohibit the possession of weapons in their parks.


I do not know about other state requirements, but businesses in Texas (other than bars, schools, etc) by state law, must post what is called a 30.06 sign in order for you to be officially notified that you are not permitted on premise with a hand gun - concealed carry license or not. They can't just put up any sign they wish. That includes private campgrounds. Now that does not preclude a business from asking you to leave if a hand gun is discovered. It's a state recognized property right that I think most of us who own property would agree with. Be that as it may, if it isn't a 30.06 sign, I have the privilege to ignore it, or not.

What would be interesting to know is does the definition of a military installation include a FamCamp that is not actually on the installation where you must enter a security gate.
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3 years 11 months ago #13459 by Hank85713
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Sky I would think that since the 'land' is under the purview of the military installation that is all they need to be in compliance with the installation guidelines. One example is the sabin pass/river that is under the auspices (or was) of Ft Polk in La. Another would be Tuthill in flagstaff. Same with others. Still think that if it is not flaunted or used and there is no reason for them to search one would be ok. Have under gone a couple going thru gates but then did not have anything to declare anyhow!

The civilian places I referred to were out in San Diego I think it was when we were thinking of going out in the rv for a wedding. They had some other awful regulations posted also but hat is part of being in the land of fruit and nuts I guess.
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