I havent gone the congressional investigation route yet... however i do know what youre saying as far as the arms room goes as i was an armorer before. All my weapons are safe and secure in my pelican or storm cases with locks that only i can access. The armorers are in my platoon which really dont want to be there (voluntold). I do know that i must obey the orders... unless they are immoral and/or illegal. How can this not be immoral by taking away my ability to protect my family, myself, and my property?Powderman said:Psycho:
First off, from a career NCO, and unit armorer--many times over...
You need to accomplish this IMMEDIATELY...
1. Secure enough LOCKING hardcases for ALL of your POF.
2. Head to the Arms Room, and request a serial number inventory of ALL of your POF.
3. If you have handguns that can all fit in padded containers in a locking box, that's good. If not, before you go to the Arms Room, look up and find a place where you can get a quantity of railroad (metal, serial numbered) seals.
4. INVENTORY and closely inspect EACH of your firearms, with the Arms Room Officer and Armorer present. Then, place them in the locking containers and seal each with the railroad seal.
1. Armorers and Arms Rooms have a monthly serial number inspection, where each and every item in the arms room is verified physically. This is often an excuse for some armorers to fondle, play with, dry fire or drool all over your firearms.
2. Even the senior NCO's and officers in the unit are not proof from temptation. I personally saw a PPC revolver wrecked in an arms room I was taking over--where? Fort Bliss, TX.
3. However, even the most greasy fingered gun wreckers will NOT breach a railroad seal. The seal's serial number is noted on the monthly and quarterly inventories. However, the annual is a physical inspection, meaning that the seal might have to be broken. If they are stuck in the Arms Room, they might have to be handled--however, this is usually in your presence.
Now, on to your problem...
You have to make a decision. If you want to stay in then you must obey the orders of the officers and NCO's appointed over you.
This means that if you want your firearms out of reach, you may have to find secure storage OUT OF STATE.
Fortunately, for you this is not too hard--a good friend (REALLY trusted friend, that is) living in Ruidoso, or even Alamogordo might be sufficient.
You have to make that decision, however.
And, in closing, what is the single thing that makes Commanders cringe? Congressional investigations, instituted by your US Representatives.
I'm just sayin'..... :twisted: