Ft. Benning Drops Gun Registration

Discussion in 'Places Off-Limits' started by Malum Prohibitum, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    I may start going to Ft. Benning to shoot again!

    I received the below email.

    The below is a change to the Ft. Benning Weapons policy that should be good news to many of you. I have put the points that we usually get questions on in "bold" below.



    5-6 Weapons Policies. Fort Benning weapons policies are provided in USAIC Regulation 210-5 and are reiterated in this regulation due to the inherent use of weapons for hunting, installation security concerns, and to ensure all sportsmen are informed.

    a. Military Personnel carrying weapons as part of military training or operational exercises and law enforcement personnel performing duties as assigned by the DES may transport and carry weapons consistent with their duties as approved by the appropriate commander.

    b. Personnel authorized access to the installation may transport weapons on or off post for hunting, sports shooting, or other legitimate reasons, to include recognized functions or activities involving that weapon, subject to the following rules:

    (1) Storage and registration.

    (a) All military personnel and family members who reside on Fort Benning and possess a weapon on post must register the weapon with the Provost Marshall Vehicle/Firearms Registration Section (545-1195) within three working days of bringing the weapon on post.

    (b) Personnel not residing on Fort Benning (but who are authorized to bring weapons on post as set forth below) are not required to register weapons with the Provost Marshall Vehicle/Firearms Registration.

    (c) Privately owned weapons and ammunition of military personnel quartered on Fort Benning (except those individuals living in family housing), must be stored in the arms room of the immediate organizational commander in accordance with AR 190-11. Military personnel and family members residing in RCI housing on post may store weapons in their quarters. Weapons may not be stored in vehicles. (Personnel may temporarily secure weapons in their vehicle for short periods as defined in subparagraph (2) (i) below.)

    (2) Transporting Weapons. Personnel may transport weapons on or off post for hunting, sports shooting, or other legitimate reasons, to include recognized functions or activities involving the weapon. Individuals transporting any weapon on post will ensure that:

    (a) The weapon is unloaded.

    (b) The weapon has no loaded magazine/clip inserted into the weapon.

    (c) The weapon has no round chambered or projectile in a “ready to fire†configuration.

    (d) If the weapon is a crossbow, it is not cocked and no bolt is in a firing position.

    (e) If the weapon is a muzzleloader, it has no percussion cap, flint, powder or other firing device on the nipple or flash pan. A muzzleloader may contain a powder charge and projectile in the chamber.

    (f) The weapon is never carried on the person while concealed.

    (g) The weapon will not be transported in a vehicle while concealed. The weapon may be secured in the trunk or another rear compartment of a vehicle (i.e., inside a locked tool box secured to bed of a truck), if the weapon is not readably accessible from the passenger area. If transported in a vehicle that does not have a trunk or rear compartment (for example, in a truck with no extended cab compartment and no tool box), the weapon will be in plain view in the passenger area of the vehicle. Weapons will not be transported in a glove compartment, under a seat, or behind a seat in a pick-up truck if the weapon can not be easily and clearly observed.

    (h) No U.S. Government weapons of any type will be transported in privately owned vehicles, without a written permission from unit commander.

    (i) Individuals transporting weapons must travel directly to and from the activity, with one exception. Individuals en route to or from a recognized function involving the weapon (for example, hunters who bring weapons on post to hunt after work, or those who hunt before work and will not leave post with the weapon until after completion of duty) temporarily may secure weapons in their vehicle without violating the prohibition on improperly transporting weapons or storing weapons in a vehicle, so long as the individual is at work or the individual is at an installation facility for a short period (not more than 1 hour). In no case are weapons permitted inside AAFES, DeCA and DMWR indoor facilities, unless required for official duty.

    (3) Firing or discharging weapons. Personnel may not:

    (a) Conduct target practice except on an authorized range.

    (b) Discharge a muzzle loading firearm after legal hunting hours, except in an open area, to remove a round from the gun.

    (c) Discharge a weapon from a vehicle or across a maintained road.

    (d) Discharge a weapon within 200 feet of maintained roads, buildings, or posted troop training areas.

    (e) Fire a weapon in the direction of and within 200 yards of a maintained road, building, ammunition storage area, active airfield, or posted no hunting area. A maintained road is a road with a base consisting of pavement, concrete, gravel, or improved dirt that receive regular or periodic maintenance and are wide enough to allow at least two-way vehicular traffic. A road that is not maintained is a small road or trail with a dirt or clay base that receives little or no maintenance and that is wide enough only for one-way vehicular traffic (or is more narrow).
     
  2. M249

    M249 New Member

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    This is great! I wonder if Fort Beginning has a pro-2A installation commander.
     

  3. gizmo5

    gizmo5 New Member

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    I cant wait to go there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Marikhal

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    "USAIC Regulation 210-5"

    I do believe this applies to ALL military posts.
     
  5. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Fire Arms: All personal fire arms stored on Fort Benning, whether they are kept in quarters or unit Arms rooms, will be registered on post within 72 hours. Registration is mandatory. Storing unregistered weapons on Fort Benning will be considered a direct violation of written policy and is punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). USAIC Reg. 210-5 defines weapons as, "firearms, bows ( to include long, recurve, compound, cam or crossbows), air or CO2 rifles or pistols (BB/pellet guns), and slingshots".

    I am not ever there for 72 hours. They were requiring registration of every weapon brought on base even just to shoot for the day.
     
  6. Axeman

    Axeman New Member

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    That's great news.

    My Lil' bro is going back into the army and is going to be at ft. Benning for basic, so this may come in handy.
     
  7. Firearmz

    Firearmz New Member

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    USAIC = United States Amy Infantry Center Regulation 210-5

    That would be Ft. Benning only. As a matter of fact there is a 3 gun match there in Nov. and Dec.

    My son will be competing in the International Sniper Competition there in October.

    I was stationed there off and onfor 6 years myself, used to be a pretty good place, I hunted and shot a lot there. The Army Marksmanship Unit ahs recently built a new action pistol/carbine range thaat should be fun.
     
  8. Marikhal

    Marikhal Guest

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    You're correct - I was mis-informed (or jumping to conclusions too quickly :p)
     
  9. Axeman

    Axeman New Member

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    If I am going to benning for my brother's AIT graduation will I still be able to bring my firearm eventhough I am not going to an event to use it?



    From the way I am reading the rules, it looks like you are okay to go to a shooting event, but if you are not there for those reasons will it be off limits?


     
  10. brianh

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    Considering the number of non-military gun related events that take place at Benning I think the installation was forced to make this change. For example, there are regular IPSC/IDPA and Glock matches on Benning that draw plenty of non-military participants.

    I wish other installations would adopt the same measures. Forts McPherson and Gillem's weapons policies are draconian.