The Supreme Court has apparently gone postal, and has decided that you do not have the right to bear arms in the Post Office, or even lock up your gun in the parking lot of postal facilities.
The Supreme Court won’t hear a dispute over a U.S. Postal Service regulation that bans guns from post office property and adjacent parking lots.
The justices on Monday let stand an appeals court ruling that said the Second Amendment right 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.
The Obama administration argued that the Second Amendment does not restrict laws forbidding guns in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings.
By allowing this ruling to stand, citizens who have a concealed carry permit can’t carry firearms with them to mail a package or check a post office box, nor can they even leave a firearm locked up in their vehicle.
Merely driving into a Post Office parking lot while carrying a gun constitutes a crime, even if you never leave the vehicle and someone else goes in. Citizens must instead leave their firearms at home if they intend to visit the post office at any point during their day.
This is yet another absurd ruling by a Supreme Court that can’t understand the simple phrase, “shall not be infringed.”