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Jarnhamar said:CCW or open carry of personal weapons on a CF base would be a nightmare I think. From storage regulations like locking their firearms up in a vault if they go on ex to carrying live ammo inside buildings (which you currently need headache waivers and shit for).
In Petawawa and one other base you need dangerous goods and a 1.4S placard to transport any small arms ammunition (base policy) does that mean me carrying a mag of 9 mill I'll need dangerous goods and placards on my vehicle?
There's some goofy ammo nazi's out there, I had a civi ammo tech (equivalent?) threaten to get me charged for bringing a live 25mm shell to the ammo compound to turn in to amnesty (wouldn't fit in the box's) because I wasn't DG qualified and I didn't transport it in a separate compartment :
There's a whole bunch of rules and policies that would need to be re-written for soldiers carrying pers weapons on base.
CCW is banned on US Bases, IIRC, except for special cases. I know there was talk of changing it when that mass shooting took place by the terrorist psychologist. Don't know where that's at right now.
Old Sweat said:Indeed, but it has been done and on duty or off duty. it could apply. Many years ago, I came across an instruction on it, but don't want to get into details as it still may be valid.
I have no doubt, but given the militaries' propensity for weapon security and ROE's I believe CCW is likely a non starter for soldiers on duty. The fallout of a shooting on base by a soldier on duty would be crazy. Who's jurisdiction would it be would be a nightmare in itself. DND is not ready to get mired in all the permutations that could evolve and, I believe, would just shut the idea down from the get go.