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BARKSDALE AFB, La.-Tom Supak, AAFES Supervisor, shows Senior Airman Durell Marshall, 2d Logistics Readiness Squadron supply technician a pistol at the Gun Shop in the Barksdale AFB Base Exchange. The gun shop opened in November 2006 and has sold more than $100,000 in weapons, ammunition and accessories since that date. (USAF photo/TSgt Laura K. Smith)
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BX will soon carry firearms

Posted 4/29/2009   Updated 4/30/2009 Email story   Print story


509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs

4/29/2009 - WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- As part of the on-going renovations, the Whiteman Base Exchange will soon begin to carry firearms and ammunition for customer purchase. 

"There has been a large community request for firearms here," said Becky Stover, Whiteman BX store manager. "Many of our stateside Army and Air Force Exchange facilities are already carrying them." 

October is the target month for the first sale of firearms, Ms. Stover said. However the new addition largely depends on the completion of the store renovations. 

Military ID card holders will be able to select from a limited amount of handguns, shotguns and ammunition with prices comparable to local competitors. 

Those purchasing firearms from the BX should reference Whiteman Air Force Base Instruction 31-101 for the regulations on carrying and keeping a firearm on the installation. Customers can call 687-4254 and speak with Tech. Sgt. Jason Hera or Mr. Jerry Osban, 509th Security Forces Squadron, for more information or clarification. 

The Whiteman BX also falls under Missouri state law for firearms sale. 

"We are very excited about this expansion and expect a good amount of sales," Ms. Stover said. "We hope everyone will take advantage of the savings they can receive and support their Base Exchange."

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