☷DoD Announces Revision to Joint Travel Regulations Authorizing Transportation of Gun Safes
U.S. Department of Defense ( By Press Release office)
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Today , the Department of Defense announced that effective May 2 , 2022 , the Joint Travel Regulations ( JTR ) will allow service members to ship empty gun safes , not to exceed 500 pounds , in addition to a service member’s prescribed Household Goods weight allowance to their next permanent duty station , which includes the home of record or home of selection , upon leaving the Service . This JTR revision was initially requested by the Under Secretary of the Air Force in April in support of the Month of The Military Child with a focus on how important gun safes are for overall gun safety and child safety . This revision contributes to the Department’s efforts to prevent suicide , domestic violence and accidental death among children in the household by incentivizing safe storage options for firearms . This revision also supports the President’s Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention Strategy and is being promoted in support of May as National Mental Health Awareness Month . The memorandum for the Joint Travel Regulations revision authorizing gun safe transportation can be found here .
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