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  • So, I get this email this am...Military to register personal firearms

    Not sure how to take this, or if its even legit,but it did come with a JPG pic attached of what seems to be an order from the chain of command at Ft Campbell... will try to attach the jpg.

    Here is the content of the email I got. Again, cant yet verify its valid... but makes me pause if it is indeed valid.....

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    ALL ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS HEADS UP!!!!

    Gentlemen,

    I am an 11B currently assigned at Fort Campbell. I live off post, with my firearms(which I don't bring on post for any reason). A very frightening thing happened at work yesterday.

    I was ordered to fill out a list containing my firearm information. This included make, model, caliber, and serial number of all firearms I currently posses.

    In addition, I was also required to list registration information, location of all weapons individually, and information regarding any CCW permits I posses.

    If you are like me, then the people you work with know you have firearms. So I had to list at least some.

    I tried to talk to my 1sgt(who is normally aproachable through proper channels) to find out what this is for, and I was basically told,

    "I don't give a !&@%, just put your info on the form."

    I don't know how high this goes, but I am hearing that this is going on in other units at Fort Campbell as well.

    It just seems alittle coincidental to me that within 90 days: the most anti-firearm President in history is inaugurated, some of the nastiest anti-firearm laws are put on the table in Washington, and then the Army comes around wanting what amounts to a registration on all firearms, even if they are off post, and doesn't provide any reason or purpose as to why.

    I fear something really nasty is blowing in the wind here. I have been in almost 8 years, and never have any of my units asked for this information.

    If any of you out there have any info as to what all this crap is about please chime in.

    Otherwise consider yourself warned. I have already posted this on every other firearm forum I am a member of to get the word out.

    Here it is folks. Time to write your congress critters.

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    http://www.xcolony.com/x/attachment....1&d=1237816423

    Any thoughts to this? Am I passing along incorrect info? if so I will remove post...

    Thanks, Mosa
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    Normally all military and family members living on Post, Base, Air Stations etc are required to register there firearms if living in unit housing. If living in Dorms or in Baracks on Post you were required to have your firearms stored in the Armory. With the significant increase in the military suicide and murder rate of members/spouses I can see why the request/order is being made. Doesn't mean I agree with it. Many vets coming back from the sandbox are having difficulties returning home: Broken marriages, spousal or member infidelity, post traumatic stress disorders etc.

    Perhaps an incident occured at the post requiring the Post Commander to take some kind of action so Law inforcement Military/Civil knows what they may be up against if they have to deal with a disgruntal soldier? I find it odd that the Post CC's request/order would extend beyond the authority/limits of the Post/Base.
    Last edited by Bayou Blaster; 03-23-2009, 10:32 AM.

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    • #3
      I did a search and came up with this from another forum as I have no knowledge first-hand on this subject.. Take it for what it is worth..

      Well, everyone should know by now that it's hard to post about the military without me sticking my nose into the thread. In this case, there's a lot of misinformation about the military and private firearms on this thread. I've just come from doing an Internet search to see if my previous knowledge, thoughts, and ideas, still have merit, and I'm pleased to know that nothing has changed since I was in the service... re: firearms, that is.

      The title of this thread, and the headline in the World Net Daily are extremely misleading. What actually occurred is that a commander at Fort Campbell (Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment) put out a written order to the soldiers under his command that they would have to furnish certain information re: their personal firearms, whether or not they lived on or off the base. The order was rescinded when it came to the Base Commander's attention for being outside the Company Commander's scope of authority.

      All personnel residing on base who are in possession of a privately owned firearm must register that firearm and have it stored at the base armory. He/She must have the immediate commander's permission to withdraw that firearm from the armory to use it for whatever purpose.

      Military personnel living off-base do not have to report or register their privately owned firearms except in compliance with state or local ordinances.

      In response to various issues brought up in this thread, to my knowledge, the facts are as follows:

      Military personnel hide guns on base all the time. Security searches find guns dangling by string inside heating/air vents, ventilation ducts, toilet bowls, etc. I'm sure the same thing occurs on college campuses. Those who are willing to take the lives of fellow students, e.g., Virginia Tech; do not have to reside on campus, nor are they concerned about breaking rules prohibiting firearms on campus. They have far more sinister concerns.

      Every gun in America does not have to be registered. In fact, few states require firearms registration. A few more require handgun registrations, but not many more. Most states require licensing to carry a concealed weapon (CCW permit), and these states, for the most part, have reciprocal agreements (CCW in one state is recognized by other states).

      There are no laws that prohibit carrying firearms across state lines as long as the firearm(s) aren't loaded and are not immediately accessible by those in the vehicle.

      Military personnel have private firearms for the same reason(s) that civilians have private firearms - recreation, collecting, hunting, and self-protection.

      At many military installations, it is perfectly legal to bring a personal firearm onto the base with prior approval. In fact, several bases have hunting areas where different game animals are sought during the proper season. E.g., at least up to Jan, 2000, at Vandenberg AFB, CA, wild hogs are such a threat to people, property, and government equipment, personnel are encouraged to carry firearms on base and shoot any wild pigs they may encounter.

      Military personnel give up many rights to serve their country, but they still have certain protections, albeit with constraints, under the U.S. Constitution.

      http://forums.hsn.com/hsn_postsm1507...vate-guns.aspx

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      • #4
        Lostinoz

        Well said. Appreciate your service to your country as well.:)

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        • #5
          Most excellent reply Lostinoz... THATs why I posted.. to see if there was any merit to it...

          Thanks, ... anybody think I should pull the post??

          Mosa

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mosa00 View Post
            Most excellent reply Lostinoz... THATs why I posted.. to see if there was any merit to it...

            Thanks, ... anybody think I should pull the post??

            Mosa
            I would leave it as is, so as to clear things up. Good to know we still have the right to privacy for now. You can't delete the entire post anyway, the Topic/Tread Starter will still be there.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bayou Blaster View Post
              Lostinoz

              Well said. Appreciate your service to your country as well.:)
              Oh no, no, no, I didn't write that, I copied it from another forum. However, I have served my country by being a wonderful mom to my great kids. :)

              However, my dad and brothers served. :D

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Lostinoz View Post
                Oh no, no, no, I didn't write that, I copied it from another forum. However, I have served my country by being a wonderful mom to my great kids. :)

                However, my dad and brothers served. :D
                Mom. The hardest job in the world bar none!:) Appreciate your devotion to your kids.

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