Possession of Firearms and Other Dangerous Weapons on Postal Property Is Prohibited by Law

Possessing a firearm or other dangerous weapon in a federal facility for other than official purposes, causing such a weapon to be present, or attempting to do so are punishable by a fine, imprisonment for up to 1 year, or both. If the prohibited weapon is intended to be used to commit a crime, the penalty is an increased fine, imprisonment for up to 5 years, or both. See Title 18, United States Code, Section 930.

No person on U.S. Postal Service® property may carry or store firearms, explosives, or other dangerous or deadly weapons, either openly or concealed, except for official purposes. See Title 39, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 232.1.

Except for employees authorized by the chief postal inspector or the inspector general, USPS® employees are prohibited from possessing, carrying, or storing firearms while on duty, either on or off USPS property, and at any time on or within USPS property. See Administrative Support Manual, Section 276.22.

Report all firearms violations immediately to the United States Postal Inspection Service®.