Many gun advocates believe that most gun control laws are unconstitutional. One of those law is the one that forbids anyone from having a firearm on Post Office property, including having one stored in a vehicle temporarily parked outside a Post Office. The Montana House believes this federal is unconstitutional and passed a bill to allow firearms on Postal Service property.
Today, the Montana House passed a bill that would authorize a person to carry a handgun on U.S. Postal Service property in the state and set the foundation to nullify in effect an unconstitutional federal firearms regulation.
Rep. Randy Brodehl (R-Kalispell) introduced House Bill 246 (HB246) on Jan. 13. The legislation would allow handguns in U.S. Post Office buildings and on their property.
(1) A person may carry a lawfully possessed firearm on any portion of property open to the public and owned or leased by the United States postal service, including within postal service stores or mailrooms or on adjacent sidewalks, streets, and parking lots.
(2) A person may store a firearm, rifle, or shotgun in a vehicle temporarily parked on postal service property while the person is conducting postal service business.