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Rand Paul Wants You to Come to the Post Office Packing

Senator Rand Paul on Jan. 9
Senator Rand Paul on Jan. 9Photograph by Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

People have many ideas about how to improve the U.S. Postal Service. One of the most intriguing was put forth this week by Senator Rand Paul, the Kentucky Republican, who is angling to run for president in 2016. At a hearing this week, Paul recommended overturning a federal law forbidding people to bring guns to the post office when they are mailing letters.

The Washington Post’s Lisa Rein reports that Paul’s “gun rights amendment would allow licensed gun owners to carry weapons inside post offices, rather than having to unholster them and keep them in the car.”