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    Document requires off-post troops to reveal ownership of firearms

    Posted: June 05, 2009
    12:00 am Eastern
    By Bob Unruh
    © 2009 WorldNetDaily

    Another major U.S. military base is requiring soldiers who live off the premises to provide descriptions, serial numbers, calibers, makes and models of any of the guns they own privately, and do not take onto the premises of the installation.

    According to a copy of a "Weapons Registration Form" submitted to WND by a soldier from Fort Bliss in Texas, the soldiers have to provide their own information including Social Security number, a physical description and addresses and telephone numbers, along with the serial number, type, action, make, caliber, finish, location stored, model, overall length and barrel description of each weapon they own.

    Base public information officer Jean Offutt told WND that registration of privately owned weapons is suggested and recommended, but there's no enforcement procedures available to the military if someone chooses not to submit that off-post information. More....

  • #2
    It was strictly done on a voluntary bases when I was stationed at Ft. Bliss back in the late 80's to early 90's. If you lived on post, you had to keep your weapons at the armory and check them out each and everytime you wanted to use them.


    • #3
      If it were me and I lived off base, I don't know what I would do about this...probably "sell" all my personal weapons to a family member pretty darn quickly. I think it's an invasion of privacy, but the armed forced tend to think that YOU are their property, so that might not go over well with them.:p


      • #4
        My ex declared nothing. He wasn't about to let "them" know anything when they tried it where he was.
        Your opponet got stronger today, did you?
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        • #5
          I never kept one on base. Some friends did and they had to be kept in the armorey. But I would not want to keep one in my wall locker anyway. Never had the "DORM" life. 72 man squad bay the whole time. As a NCO, 4 of us got to square off one corner and that was about it.
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          • #6
            HEY PF! Good to see ya! Haven't seen you around much lately.
            Your opponet got stronger today, did you?
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