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Soldiers at Fort Campbell Army Base must register personal firearms -Truth!
-But No Longer Policy!
Summary of the eRumor: A forwarded email about a new directive from
the commander of Fort Campbell Army Base in Kentucky mandating that all soldiers
provide registration numbers, locations and permit information of their
personal firearms to the chain of command.
The Truth: A directive to register all personal firearms
was issued to all hands at Fort Campbell Army Base,
according to a March 21, 2009 World Net Daily article. The
directive was rescinded, when it was discovered that the base commander
was not "acting within his authority."
According to the
article, "The original order was issued on the letterhead of Charlie
Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment and said effective March
11, any soldier with a 'privately owned weapon' was required to submit
the information, along with any information about any concealed carry
permit the soldier may have, and what state issued the permit."
The directive was in
response to a number of privately owned weapons being negligently
discharged on the base , according to Fort Campbell spokeswoman Cathy
Gramling. She said, "Their goal is to identify
soldiers with firearms and provide additional safety training to them,
much like our motorcycle and driver safety classes."
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
I am an 11B currently assigned at Fort
Campbell . I live off post, with my firearms (which I don't bring on
post for any reason). A very frightening thing happened at work
yesterday. I was ordered to fill out a list containing my firearm
information. This included make, model, caliber, and serial number of
all firearms I currently posses. In addition, I was also required to
list registration information, location of all weapons individually, and
information regarding any CCW permits I posses. If you are like me, then
the people you work with know you have firearms. So I had to list at
least some. I tried to talk to my 1sg (who is normally approachable
through proper channels) to find out what this is for, and I was
basically told, "I don't give a ! &@%, just put your info on the form."
I don't know how high this goes, but I am hearing that this is going on
in other units at Fort Campbell as well. It just seems a little
coincidental to me that within 90 days: the most anti-firearm President
in history is inaugurated, some of the nastiest anti-firearm laws are
put on the table in Washington, and then the Army comes around wanting
what amounts to a registration on all firearms, even if they are off
post, and doesn't provide any reason or purpose as to why. I fear
something really nasty is blowing in the wind here. I have been in
almost 8 years, and never have any of my units asked for this
information. If any of you out there have any info as to what all this
crap is about please chime in. Otherwise consider yourself warned. I
have already posted this on every other firearm forum I am a member of
to get the word out.
Here it is folks.
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