I guess Senator Rand Paul feels the need to polish his bona fides with the gun lobby ahead of his Presidential run because he is trying to use a bill meant to address stamp prices to add an amendment that would allow guns inside local post offices.
But there is time to contact the committee that is reviewing this piece of legislation and let them know you think allowing concealed carry guns in post offices — including your local post office — is a bad idea. Also know, that if successful, this legislation could be a foot in the door to repealing bans and allowing guns to be carried in ALL federal buildings and who knows where it would stop - state and local buildings?
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee could vote tomorrow on whether to include Sen. Paul’s amendment in the bill. Here is a link to the Senate committee reviewing this legislation:
On this page are links to the Senator's websites with contact info.
Ask them to not support Senator Paul's amendment that would allow concealed carry in all U.S. post office buildings.
9:48 AM PT: Here's a little more from a Jan. 31 piece on how Paul's amendment has been received by the committee members:
"The Republican from Kentucky floated his measure Wednesday as an amendment to a postal overhaul bill being debated by the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The initial reaction from Chairman Thomas R. Carper, D-Del., was not positive, but it’s unclear how the votes will turn out."