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Question about open carry in military uniform

GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior MemberPosts: 1,095 Senior Member
Is is a No No in the eyes of UCMJ or not? I'm referring to the NG soldier in KY that was asked to leave a Waffle House because he was openly carrying his personal Ruger P series pistol while in uniform on the way to his armory. I'm pretty sure that's got to run afoul of some Army reg...

If one of the active military types here could confirm that and provide the AR that covers it I would appreciate it.

EDIT: Nevermind, I guess UCMJ only covers personal weapons while on Active Duty.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,123 Senior Member
    Start with

    AR 190-14
  • GunnerK19GunnerK19 Senior Member Posts: 1,095 Senior Member
    Yeah, I saw that one, that pertains to DoD personnel performing law enforcement and security duties. This guy wasn't, however apparently his OC is legal and falls under KY permitholder laws and UCMJ doesn't apply because he's not on Title 10.
    I'm a Conservative. How conservative? Only Alex P. Keaton has me beat.

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,123 Senior Member
    They probably briefed their troops on that issue, so now KY law is the issue.

    There is something on FB----I'm gonna read it now.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,123 Senior Member
    Apparently, businesses in Ky can prohibit guns on the premises, as they can in NC.
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,970 Senior Member
    Gray area. Concealing a firearm while in uniform is 100% illegal, I don't know about open carry.

    With that said, the Soldier made a stupid decision.


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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Point in the guy's favor- - - -he's KY National Guard, not regular Army- - - -authorized by the governor to carry for self defense due to the recent attacks on uniformed military people by muslims. He's supposed to carry concealed, however.

    Point against him- - - -involved in a previous incident at that restaurant that resulted in a butt-kicking by two off-duty cops and an escort off the premises.

    Another questionable situation- - - -Nicholasville is on the outskirts of Lexington, a big college town notorious for partying. What's the guy doing in uniform, armed, at bar closing time? Things are looking a bit suspicious here- - - - -maybe he's trolling WH for drunk coeds and wants to look macho?
    :uhm:
    Jerry
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