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Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (H.R. 218)

Friday, December 9, 2011

On July 22, 2004, Congress passed and the President signed the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (LEOSA), Pub. L. No. 108-277, 118 Stat. 865 (2004), codified at 18 U.S.C. §§ 926B and 926C. Some of you might know this as H.R. 218.  With certain limitations and conditions, LEOSA exempts active and retired (separated) "qualified law enforcement officers" from state laws and local ordinances prohibiting the carrying of concealed weapons. LEOSA does not purport to affect any state or local laws and ordinances that permit restrictions of concealed firearms on private property or any such laws that restrict the possession of firearms on any Federal, State or local government property, installation, building, base, or park. 

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