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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).

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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.

Cleaning Up the LEOSA Mess

If the LEOSA improvements bills become law, retired officers will need to have an official ID from their agency and qualify with a state-certified firearms instructor who qualifies police in their states of residence. This could make it much easier for retired officers from say Illinois agencies to exercise LEOSA carry rights.

To Keep and Bear Arms

Before traveling to another state where you intend to carry off duty, do a little research and inquire about local laws regulating firearms possession on private property.

South Dakota Judge Clears Seattle Officers of Gun Charges Stemming from Off-Duty Shooting

Seattle Police Officers' Guild President Rich O'Neill said he and others were puzzled by the South Dakota prosecutor's decision to file gun charges against Smith and McCoy, who, he said, were lawfully armed when a Hells Angels member attacked Smith at a Sturgis bar.

LEOSA: Don't Look Now

The 19th-century German monarch Otto von Bismarck once famously said, "Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made."

Borderless Concealed Carry

What if local laws forbid you to carry a concealed weapon?

The Right to Bear Arms

As I boarded a flight home from meeting with members of Congress, security was tight and new alerts were announced. I considered again that despite 15 years on the job and being in the virtual ground zero for new terrorist threats, I was unarmed, unable to respond to a threat because out-of-town officers are not trusted to carry guns in the nation's capital.

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Concealed Carry

Two students were killed, 13 injured. But it could have been much worse if Clark had not been on the scene and armed.

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