I was reviewing several federal laws pertaining to firearms today, and came across this particular tidbit. The code section referenced is USC TITLE 18 PART I CHAPTER 44 Â§ 930, which covers the posession of firearms in Federal facilities:
(a) Except as provided in subsection (d), whoever knowingly possesses or causes to be present a firearm or other dangerous weapon in a Federal facility (other than a Federal court facility), or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both.
Based on this code section, am I to assume that members of the Armed Forces are exempted from this prohibition, if they are otherwise carrying a firearm in accordance with applicable federal and state laws?(d) Subsection (a) shall not apply toâ€"
(1) the lawful performance of official duties by an officer, agent, or employee of the United States, a State, or a political subdivision thereof, who is authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of any violation of law;
(2) the possession of a firearm or other dangerous weapon by a Federal official or a member of the Armed Forces if such possession is authorized by law; or
(3) the lawful carrying of firearms or other dangerous weapons in a Federal facility incident to hunting or other lawful purposes.