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Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act

LEOSA Laws by State

The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) is a federal law, enacted in 2004, that allows qualified current law enforcement officers and qualified retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction in the United States, regardless of state or local laws, with certain exceptions.

The information included within this site is to be used by those who are currently qualified under LEOSA or are looking for information on becoming qualified to carry a firearm under LEOSA. 

Due to the complexity of qualification requirements by various states, the NRA provides this information as a service to our many law enforcement members.

The map and laws are included as a tool to assist you in validating your information. We have made every effort to report the information correctly, however, information is subject to frequent change. The information is not intended as legal advice or a restatement of law and does not include any other factor which may limit recognition.  For any particular situation, a licensed local attorney must be consulted for an accurate interpretation.  YOU MUST ABIDE WITH ALL LAWS: STATE, FEDERAL AND LOCAL.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Who Qualifies for the LEOSA Privilege?

Within my first week as an attorney at the National Rifle Association of America's Institute for Legislative Action ...

Following Paris Attacks, Police Challenge NFL No Gun Policy

News  

Friday, December 4, 2015

Following Paris Attacks, Police Challenge NFL No Gun Policy

When attacking the Right-to-Carry, gun control advocates often cite what they view as a lack of sufficient training ...

New NRA Website Helps Law Enforcement

News  

Thursday, February 5, 2015

New NRA Website Helps Law Enforcement

Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action has launched an updated website that includes a ...

Hawaii: Committee Hearing Scheduled for Gun Bills

Monday, February 2, 2015

Hawaii: Committee Hearing Scheduled for Gun Bills

Tomorrow, the Senate Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs committee will be considering three gun bills; Senate Bill ...

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 ...

HR 218/Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA)

Gun Laws  

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 ...

News  

Friday, November 8, 2013

2013 Firearms Law Symposium a Great Success

The 2013 "Firearms Law & The Second Amendment Symposium" was held on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the ...

News  

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

California top cop misleading police about their gun rights?

Based on recent actions by the California Department of Justice (DOJ), one might think California Attorney General, Kamala ...

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.