A weapon is considered:
All pistols, rifles, shotguns, air rifles/pistols, pellets or BB guns and any authorized war trophies. Any knives more then five inches long, swords or machetes. ANY, ANY types of explosives.
No weapon of any kind is allowed on the Flight Line, any Military Educational Facility or Children's Youth Center except those carried by Military Police or otherwise expressly authorized personnel by the base commander MCAS Cherry Point.
NOTE: In N.C. you must have the express written authority of your command in order to apply for, purchase, or license a firearm if you are in the active duty military.
REFERENCE: ASO 5510.15E, POSSESSION, USE , AND STORAGE OF PRIVATELY OWNED FIREARMS, WEAPONS, EXPLOSIVES, AMMUNITION, AND FIREWORKS, the policy for owning privately owned weapons is as follows:
All Privately owned firearms used, possessed, introduced and/or stored aboard the Air Station shall be registered with the Provost Marshal’s Office (PMO) by the owner within 30 days of reporting aboard the Air Station or 30 Days or purchase (with proof of purchase) of the privately owned firearm. All Privately owned firearms which are not duly registered and/or introduced or improperly stored about the Air Station are in violation of the order and will be confiscated.
In order to register a privately owned firearm, the owner must:
Possess a valid military (Active/Reserve/Retired), family member, or authorized civilian identification card. Bring proof of purchase and a photo of the privately owned firearm to the Pass and Identification Office in Building 251, located adjacent to the Main gate and complete a Privately Owned Firearm Registration Form.
Privately owned firearms must be unloaded and secured inside a portable firearm storage container while being transported aboard the Air Station. All ammunition will be separated from the privately owned firearm and secured in a container capable of being locked with a key or combination. Firearms will be stored in a locked firearms container and fitted with a trigger lock.
Weapons transported in the passenger compartment of a vehicle must be visible or easily distinguishable by normal observation from the exterior of the vehicle and out of immediate reach of the driver, or secured in a portable firearm storage container. Weapons that are transported in the trunk of a vehicle or a secured bed mounted toolbox are considered secured and do not require any additional actions.
If stopped by law enforcement, personnel much immediately notify the law enforcement officer(s) of the presence of any privately owned firearm(s) in the automobile and/or weapons in the passenger compartment for the officer’s safety.
Personnel E-5 & below are prohibited from storing any privately owned firearm or ammunition in the barracks. All firearms and ammunition will be stored in their unit armory or off station.
Only weapons that are properly registered and owned by the resident maybe stored in Base Housing/BOQ/BOQ following the guidelines below:
- Must be registered with PMO
- Must be kept unloaded and secured in a locked storage container
- Ammunition must be stored separately in a locked storage container
Privately owned firearms may NOT be stored in Privately Owned Vehicles (POV).