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Opinion: It’s Time for Congress to Clarify LEOSA
The Law Enforcement Officer Safety Reform Act (H.R. 354 ) would clarify the qualification requirements so that LEOSA-qualified officers aren’t forced, as they are in some states, to complete SWAT-level qualifications to carry in retirement.
March 29, 2023
Judge Rules in Favor of LEOSA Suit Against State of New Jersey
“FLEOA and the NJ FOP joined in this lawsuit to address the injustice the State of New Jersey has been carrying out against law enforcement officers for decades."
June 22, 2022
House Bill Would Expand LEOSA Carry Rights
The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) Reform Act (H.R. 1210) would allow active and retired law enforcement officials to carry firearms on state, local, and private property otherwise open to the public. It would also allow them to carry firearms in national parks. Further, the bill would allow them to carry in Gun Free School Zones.
February 25, 2021
NRA Supports Retired Federal Officers in LEOSA Lawsuit Against New Jersey
LEOSA allows current and retired qualified officers with identification issued by their agency to carry a concealed firearm nationwide, regardless of state law. The plaintiffs here meet those qualifications. Yet the state of New Jersey, in violation of federal law, is still requiring them to get state-issued concealed carry licenses.
September 8, 2020
Point of Law
The Law and the LEOSA Carry Right
The Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act says that officers and retired officers can carry concealed in all areas of the United States. But it's not that simple.
July 1, 2020
Best of POLICE: Our 12 Most Popular Articles
We're doing a new kind of index in this Buyer's Guide issue in the form of a gallery of our 12 most popular articles based on website visits.
June 22, 2018
How To Know If the LEOSA Carry Law Applies to You
The law is not as cut-and-dried as you think. And much of what you hear about it is wrong.
May 25, 2018
Understanding the LEOSA Qualification Process
The requirements for a retired officer to carry under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act are simple, so agencies and officers shouldn't complicate them.
May 3, 2018
Disarm Before Entering
Too many public facilities, including the 9/11 Museum, slam the door on armed officers with LEOSA carry rights.
May 3, 2018
The LEOSA Blues
On Dec. 8, I retired from law enforcement after serving over 26 years, and joined the ranks of the LEOSA elite. The next day, I panicked and poked myself to see if blue blood was still running through my veins.
March 1, 2018
Who Qualifies for the LEOSA Privilege?
Let me stress that this is not meant to be either legal advice or an end-all/be-all discussion, but it is my hope that it will assist many of you in answering this question: Who qualifies for the privilege LEOSA affords?
June 9, 2016
Tennessee Bill Seeks to Take Away LEOSA Carry for Former Officers with DUI Convictions
The Haslam administration bill carried by Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, would give the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission the authority to ban retired officers from obtaining handgun carry permits if they were convicted of drunken driving once in the previous five years or twice within the past decade. It would only apply to new applicants.
April 12, 2016
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