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Federal judge upholds USPS employee’s right to carry gun at work for self-defense

January 17, 2024

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A federal judge is challenging gun restrictions in post offices across the country.

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, in a ruling last Friday, first reported by Reuters, said Postal Service employees have a right under the Second Amendment to carry a gun for self-defense in the post offices where they work.

A USPS spokesman said the ruling more broadly, “determined that a federal statute was unconstitutional which makes it a crime to knowingly bring a firearm or other dangerous weapon into a federal facility.”

Justice Department attorneys argued a government building “has been deemed a sensitive place that can ban the carrying of firearms while not violating an individual’s Second Amendment rights and is consistent with the nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation.”

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