Carrying on base means JAIL, not FIRED
Federal property my friend. I will not risk JAIL and carry illegally there. I willingly risked getting FIRED by carrying in places where it was "not allowed by corporate policy". WAAAAYYY different.
I am not a small man, but I would be currency in prison. I can get another job.
I said I DO NOT carry on base (unless of course I'm carrying in the line of duty) but I carried all the time at previous jobs where it wasn't "allowed".
The restaurant and movie theaters I worked at were not going to toss me in prison for carrying against their BS policy.