In the US military’s Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System: Weapons Shakedown at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina
Since there has been a rash of weapons related incidents recently, the Provost Marshals Office has made it a priortity to emphasize safety among the Marines, Sailors and civilians aboard the Tri-Command area.
According to Randy Walz, the services officer with PMO, numerous weapons to include a Russian AK-47, rifles, shotguns, assorted ammunition and large knives were confiscated during the past weekend.
While all weapons are not illegal on military installations, Walz answered our questions pertaining to weapon regulations.
Who does this requirement pertain to?
“It pertains to anyone who resides, works or visits the Tri-Command area installations. If anyone brings a weapon onto a Tri-Command installation it must be registered with PMO or the Master at Arms at the Naval Hospital, even if the person is passing through the area to just drop someone off.”
What kind of weapons need to be registered?
“All pistols, rifles, knives with blades over three inches [including K-Bars], bows, paintball guns, spear guns, compressed air weapons [includes BB/pellet guns], shotguns, swords [including decorative, Officer or Non-Commissioned Officer Swords are not subject to registration], and all the assorted martial arts weaponry.”