Originally posted by Daddy Warcrimes:
As a personal recommendation, don't register them if you can avoid it.
I don't know if I am misunderstanding your post Warcrimes but the recommendation of not registering a weapon on post is a big no no. (If you are military the best thing you can do is register it) You can have your privately owned weapons in your on post family quarters as long as they are registered with the PMO this is pretty much Army wide with in the United States ie certain states varies like NY where you will need a CCDW. But moving along as Military Police we use a systems called COPS which when we are called to a residence for say a Domestic or maybe drug use we ask the dispatcher to run a check for any privately owned weapons for officer safety.
Now once we arrive we will ask if there are in fact any weapons inside the residence if there are then we will ask if anyone one else is inside the location and to explain where the weapon is and we will retrieve it. Either way if you have a weapon on post and its not registered and it is in your residence ie you pull it on someone or a fight with your wife and she dimes you out it has happen before or something of that nature people do stupid stuff then you will go to the PMO automatically for a weapons violations.
As far as the barracks yea this sucks it has to be registered at the PMO and stored in the unit arms room at Drum they will be stored in the PMO arms room until you bring your permit that shows you can carry a handgun in which you cant do on post anyways. Shotguns and rifles can be stored in unit arms rooms after registering it with the PMO but you will have to submit a letter to your commander when you want to take your weapon out of the arms room and when you will return it, this is for barracks personnel only. After having been stationed at Fort Drum for five years working Law Enforcement, I know having hand guns are a headache for incoming personnel cause you have to get a CCDW permit in order to have a handgun plan and simple in the state of NY by they State of NY. Which a lot of call for service come from the gate where soldiers are reporting to Drum and they tell the gate guard that they have a weapon and it turns out to be a handgun now either State Police will pick it up or the military police will pick it up but either way its going to be a State charge for unlawful possession of a handgun.
Below is the exact guidance that is put out at Fort Drum
Fort Drum Regulation 190-6, Control of Firearms, Ammunition and Other Dangerous Weapons, dated Nov. 29, 2005, authorizes legally acquired firearms to be possessed and stored on Fort Drum.
Soldiers and family members residing on Fort Drum must register all privately owned firearms in their possession within 72 hours of receiving permanent unit assignment or accepting on-post housing. All Soldiers who reside off post must register all privately owned firearms within 72 hours of receiving permanent unit assignment or within 72 hours of receiving weapons in New York.
In addition to Fort Drum registration, all handguns must be registered in New York state. Handguns must be stored in unit arms rooms until they have been properly registered with the state.
Soldiers residing in on-post and off-post housing may store privately owned weapons in their quarters. Soldiers residing in barracks must store all firearms in the unit arms room at all times when not in legal use. Weapons are not authorized to be stored in privately owned vehicles.
Firearms shall be registered, at no cost, with the Directorate of Emergency Services, Law Enforcement Division, Bldg. 10715, Mount Belvedere Boulevard.
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