Well, I'll tell you what, you go ahead and carry on a military base or at a post office and watch what happens. BTW, I guarantee you that violating a base regulation on firearms will break the LAW.I disagree. The law is the law, regulations are not. I'm not saying you won't suffer consequences, and in fact made no conclusions whatsoever other than it is not a matter of law that firearms are prohibited in the parking lot of a Post Office.
That said, it would appear to me to be an overreach to punish an offender as if they had violated the law. We have a constitutionally-defined method for enacting laws in this country for a reason. Extra-legal regulations like this one subvert that process. Regulations should be in place to define procedures for and implement the law, not expand it.
Folks, don't let the distinction between USC (United States Code) and CFR (Codified Federal Regulations) fool you. In many cases, Congress has given a federal agency authority to make rules and has made violating those rules a violation of the law.
Should the legislative branch be able to cede their authority to define specific actions to be crimes to the executive branch? IMO, no! Can they? Yep. Violating a regulation is often also violating the law.
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