FRANKFORT, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has introduced an amendment that would overturn a federal ban on guns in post offices and postal parking lots.
On Thursday night, Feb. 6, he referenced a Colorado case in a decision to allow guns on postal property while trying to argue in his proposal's favor.
“The Post Office is obviously opposed to allowing guns in their parking lots or their facilities and they are appealing it. So, I think really it is still an open question and the people should weigh in on this through their representatives,” Paul said. “I think also it might be noted that the history of violence at post offices has not been from citizens coming into the post office, but has been committed by postal employees.”
A Senate committee voted against Paul's amendment but passed a broader measure unanimously that would allow you to carry guns on postal property but not actually into post offices.