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    State law that provides that, upon completion of specified requirements, a law-abiding person shall be granted a permit to carry concealed firearms.
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    State law that provides the government with some discretion over the issuance of a carry permit, but which generally grants permits to all law-abiding persons.
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Another Week, Another Executive Gun Control Action: BATFE Reverses Prior Position on Pistol "Stabilizing Braces"

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Another Week, Another Executive Gun Control Action: BATFE Reverses Prior Position on Pistol "Stabilizing Braces"

Earlier today, BATFE released an Open Letter on the Redesign of “Stabilizing Braces.” This letter articulates BATFE’s official position on ...

Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act: Off-Limit Areas?

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act: Off-Limit Areas?

During a recent presentation on LEOSA at the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association Conference (ILEETA), I ...

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered ...

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered ...

HR 218/Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA)

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

HR 218/Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA)

LEOSA, as Amended by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (Jan 2, 2013) (Changes have been italicized.) ...

Department of Defense Identification Order

Department of Defense  

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Department of Defense Identification Order

Subject: Implementation of the Amended Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (LEOSA)

Does the LEOSA Carry Law Apply to You?

Gun Laws  

Friday, January 17, 2014

Does the LEOSA Carry Law Apply to You?

The law is not as cut-and-dried as you think. And much of what you hear about it is ...

LEOSA Welcomes the Military by Requiring New Identification Card Language for All

Gun Laws  

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

LEOSA Welcomes the Military by Requiring New Identification Card Language for All

Introduced as H.R. 218 and signed into law on July 22, 2004, the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act ...

Gun Laws  

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Right-To-Carry 2012

Self-defense is a fundamental right. The U.S. constitution, the constitutions of 44 states, common law, and the laws ...

Gun Laws  

Friday, December 9, 2011

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

On July 22, 2004, Congress passed and the President signed the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 ...

NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.