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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.