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November 15, 2013

DES officials remind FH community of FH weapons registration policy

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Maranda Flynn
Staff Writer

Main Post Exchange gun sales supervisor Dawn Deslatte shows Sgt. 1st Class Atthaporm Khaek-on, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion, a 12-gauge Remington Versa Max at the PX gun counter on Wednesday. If the Soldier purchases the rifle and plans to use, store or transport it on post, he will have to register the weapon at the installation’s Military Police Station and follow guidance outlined in Fort Huachuca Regulation 190-11.

Throughout the past year, there have been several incidents wherein Soldiers, Family members or civilians have been apprehended on Fort Huachuca for possessing unregistered, concealed, loaded or prohibited weapons in their vehicle, quarters or in their physical possession.

Most of these incidents could have been prevented if those people sought out the correct guidance and followed the available information, said Richard Waters, deputy, Directorate of Emergency Services, or DES.

Fort Huachuca Regulation 190-11 outlines the post policy on the registration, possession and use of privately owned weapons and ammunition on the installation. According to the regulation, all privately owned weapons stored on, or transported through the post must be registered.

To register a weapon, go to the Military Police (MP) Station on the corner of Christy and Boyd with identification, a bill of sale, or other documentation showing the make, model and serial number of the weapon. Do not bring the weapon to the MP station. If weapons documentation is unavailable, bring a statement listing the required information and witnessed by the unit commander or a notary public.
Active duty members in a permanent change-of-station status who reside on the installation must register their weapon(s) with the MP station within three duty days of arrival.

Those who purchase a weapon at the Fort Huachuca Exchange must register the weapon in accordance with Fort Huachuca Policy 13-44.

Use the most direct route when transporting privately owned weapons on post, from an authorized storage area to the intended, authorized place of use. When finished with the weapon, using the most direct route, return it to the authorized storage area.

When traveling with a personally owned weapon, it must be unloaded, stored in a locked case and placed in the trunk or other locked compartment. It must be out of the reach of all passengers. Ammunition must be stored separately.

Authorized storage areas on Fort Huachuca include unit arms rooms (for those residing in barracks), the Sportsman Center (for authorized patrons), off-post residences, and on-post housing (if cleared by the unit commander).

According to Waters, the only authorized areas in which to carry and/or discharge a privately owned firearm on the fort are authorized hunting areas and authorized ranges, when open, and the person using them must have obtained prior permission.

Concealed-carry permits are not recognized on Fort Huachuca and most Department of Defense installations. For information about authorized ranges, contact the Fort Huachuca Range Control, 533.7102. Information regarding authorized hunting areas can be obtained by calling the Fort Huachuca Sportsman Center, 533.7085.

Fort Huachuca Regulation 190-11 also covers the types of weapons allowed but which do not need registration, prohibited weapons, turn in policies, the amnesty program, and information pertaining to the possession of weapons by minors. A copy of this regulation can be found at http://www.huachuca.army.mil/pages/des/index.html. Failure to comply with these procedures can result in legal action and the seizure of privately owned weapons.

“Be smart, avoid trouble and review Fort Huachuca Regulation 190-11, if you plan on bringing any type of weapon on the installation,” Waters said.

For more information about privately owned weapons on the fort, contact the DES Physical Security Division, 533.3299.

(Editor’s note: Much of the information included in this article was provided by Richard Waters, deputy, Directorate of Emergency Services.)




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