When the Supreme Court in 2008 ruled that the Constitution protected an individual right to bear arms, it allowed reasonable restrictions such as "long standing prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons or the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings." Does the court's definition cover post offices? And even if the answer is yes, does it also cover postal parking lots? We don't think that a post office -- let alone an adjoining parking lot -- qualifies under the court's standard as a "sensitive place" where guns may be comprehensively banned. So we're glad a federal judge in Denver has allowed a lawsuit to go forward challenging the U.S. Postal Service's ban on guns.

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