The US Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal dealing with the current ban on firearms within post office boundaries.
The justices on Monday let stand an appeals court ruling that said the Second Amendmentright to bear arms does not extend to government buildings or the parking areas that serve them.
The case involved Colorado resident Tab Bonidy, who has a permit to carry a concealed handgun. He sought a court order striking down the regulation after learning he would be prosecuted for carrying his gun while picking up mail at his local post office or leaving it in his car.
A while back, I discussed the legal way to handle your firearm while visiting a post office and yes, it’s quite absurd. The entire theory is hard to wrap my head around, just knowing that anyone looking to break the law is going to break the law anyway. You know, because they’re a criminal.
Punishing the law-abiding citizen for the potential actions of the bad guy isn’t fair, nor is it convenient. Ah well, we can always just bypass the post office all together. It’s not like they need our money, right? I’m sure they’re doing just fine.