The purpose of this counseling is to ensure that you are aware of the regulations as they pertain to the possession, documentation, location and disposition of any Privately Owned Weapons. A Privately Owned Weapon is defined as any of the following legally acquired or purchased items: knives with blades measuring more than four inches, registered pellet guns, BB guns, archery equipment, firearms and ammunition. For more definitions, regulations and guidance refer to Fort Gordon Regulation 210-13, Control of Firearms, Ammunition and Other Dangerous Weapons, Oct 2020.
Possessing personally owned firearms (POWs) on post is a privilege, not a right. This counseling will make you aware of the rules and policies that you must follow in order to transport and store your POWs on post.
Transportation of POW:
o Open carry is prohibited except during authorized shooting or hunting
o Concealed carry is prohibited regardless of valid state or county permits
o Only registered firearms may be transported
o Persons PCSing may transport weapon(s) to on post housing but cannot remove the weapon until it is registered
o Firearms must be unloaded and transported in a gun case
o Firearms must be separate from ammunition
o Firearms cannot be in plain view from outside of the vehicle
o Firearms must be stored in the trunk (or in a separate lockable container) if there is no trunk
Storage of POW:
o All weapons and ammunition must be stored in a manner that prevents access by a child
o Weapons may be stored in family housing on post or MWR lodging
o Firearms must be secured in a locked container or with a trigger lock
o Ammunition must be stored separate from the weapon in a locked container
o Weapons may not be stored in barracks or bachelor officer quarters
o Barracks occupants must store weapons and ammunition in their unit's arms room
o Military personnel may be apprehended, processed, and titled under Article 92, UCMJ and released to their Commander or First Sergeant
o Family members who live on post may be apprehended, processed, and titled for violations and released to their sponsor
o Civilians and family members who live off post may be apprehended, processed, and titled for violations and escorted off the installation
o Civilians in violation are subject to exclusion from the installation
I affirm or attest that I have been briefed on the requirements for reporting the possession of a Privately Owned Weapon while assigned/attached to this unit. At this time I want to confirm that:
_____ I AM NOT in possession of a Privately Owned Weapon as defined by Fort Gordon Regulation 210-13, Control of Firearms, Ammunition and Other Dangerous Weapons, Oct 2020, at this time nor do I intend to purchase or otherwise acquire a Privately Owned Weapon during my stay here. Should I acquire a Privately Owned Weapon while at Ft Gordon I will inform my Chain of Command immediately.
_____ I AM in possession of a Privately Owned Weapon as defined by Fort Gordon Regulation 210-13, Control of Firearms, Ammunition and Other Dangerous Weapons, Oct 2020. I will comply with the regulations and polices stipulated above and complete all required paperwork for the Provost Marshal's office.
Signature: __________________ Date: ________________