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The U.S. Postal Service is amending the rules for conduct on Postal Service property to clarify the prohibition of carrying or storing on Postal Service property any firearms or other dangerous weapons, or deadly weapons or explosives, except for official purposes.
Effective March 16, 2007.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lawrence Katz, Inspector in Charge, Office of Counsel, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, 202-268-7732.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The amendment to the prohibition of carrying, either openly or concealed, or storing any firearms, other dangerous or deadly weapons or explosives on Postal Service property is to clarify the rule, ensuring that these items are only possessed for official purposes. This change would eliminate potential conflicts with other laws, rules or regulations which may allow the possession of these articles for other than official purposes.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 232
- Authority delegations (Government agencies)
- Federal buildings and facilities
- Government property
- Law enforcement officers
- Postal Service
- Security measures
In view of the considerations discussed above, the Postal Service adopts the following amendment toEnd Amendment Part Start Part
PART 232—CONDUCT ON POSTAL PROPERTYEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 232 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. In § 232.1, paragraph (l) is revised to read as follows:End Amendment Part
(l) Weapons and explosives. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, rule or regulation, no person while on postal property may carry firearms, other dangerous or deadly weapons, or explosives, either openly or concealed, or store the same on postal property, except for official purposes.
Stanley F. Mires,
Chief Counsel, Legislative.
[FR Doc. E7-4803 Filed 3-15-07; 8:45 am]
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