US Appeals Court: No Firearms On U.S. Postal Property At All. Sorry, Parking Lot!
Last October, our now-absent writer Maureen explained a court case in which a man was trying to get the ok to carry his firearm on U.S. Post Office property. At the time, it looked like a small victory of parking lot carry (but not inside the building itself). But still, we knew it would be a long, drawn out process to see any results.
And the results are in.
On Friday by a 2-1 vote on Friday, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled against the man, Tab Bonidy.
Circuit Judge David Ebel said the right to carry firearms does not apply to federal buildings such as post offices, and that while it was a “closer question” he would not second-guess the Postal Service’s extending the ban to its parking lots.
“The security of the postal building itself is integrally related to the security of the parking lot adjacent to it,” Ebel wrote.
So if you’ve been operating under the assumption that keeping your firearm inside your vehicle… in the parking lot of a U.S. Post Office was legal, you’ll now have to reassess your daily routines.
Nothing to see here, really. It’s just another bogus ruling that only impacts us law-abiding citizens. Unless criminals are now following the law…