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Base residents must register privately-owned firearms

By Senior Airman Elizabeth Baratta | 802nd Security Forces Squadron | July 15, 2010

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — All residents living in government-owned facilities or contracted housing must register privately-owned firearms with the 802nd Security Forces Squadron.

Privately-owned firearms requiring registration include any item capable of firing a projectile excluding pellet and airsoft guns.

New arrivals to Lackland base housing facilities with privately-owned firearms have 72 hours to register at Pass and Registration, Bldg. 5616, or they will be in violation of Lackland Air Force Base Instruction 31-101, Installation Security Program, which can result in an Article 92 charge.

"We know there are many firearms on base that have not been registered," said Mark Levasseur, 802nd SFS, plans and programs chief. "Our goal is to educate Airmen and their dependents, and to register 100 percent of privately-owned firearms on Lackland."

In addition to registration, privately-owned firearms stored in base housing residences are required to be in locked storage or the firearm must be equipped with a tamper-resistant mechanical lock or other safety device.

Up to five firearms can be registered on Department of Defense Form 2760 (Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition) and Air Force Form 1314 (Firearms Registration), which must be signed by the Airman's commander.

The forms are processed at Pass and Registration, and available at www.e-publishing.af.mil.

Airmen who outprocess or dispose of registered privately-owned firearms are required to remove those items from the Security Forces Management Information System at Pass and Registration.

Removal of privately-owned firearms stored at the Security Forces armory by Airmen must be coordinated with armory personnel.

For more information on registering privately-owned firearms in base housing facilities, contact Pass and Registration, Bldg. 5616, at 671-9162.

For more information on storing privately-owned firearms in the Security Forces armory, contact 671-2451.