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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.

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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.

Disarm Before Entering

Too many public facilities, including the 9/11 Museum, slam the door on armed officers with LEOSA carry rights.

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.

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?

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.

Ohio FOP Asks NFL to Allow Off-Duty and Retired Officers to Carry at Games

The FOP Ohio says the national Fraternal Order of Police supports their position and has asked for a league-wide change of policy from Commissioner Roger Goodell.

New NRA Website Helps Law Enforcement

The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action has launched an updated website that includes a new section devoted entirely to helping active and retired members of law enforcement understand the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA).

Does the LEOSA Carry Law Apply to You?

In law enforcement, a lot of the recent scuttlebutt focuses on off-duty and retired officer carry laws, covering what you can and cannot do under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA).

NRA Explains Changes To Police Carry Law

In an exclusive interview with POLICE, the NRA's legislative counsel explains changes signed by President Obama in October. Most notably, the amendments expand the law's definition of active officers who can qualify, giving the right to more federal agents who will be able to carry as retired officers.