OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, NEBRASKA — It used to be that in order to carry a firearm onto a military base, you would have to be directly given permission from the Base Commander. This permission was usually only extended to active duty military police and security forces. But, according to a recent provision that went into effect on January 11, now both active duty and retired military police officers may carry their handguns on base.
As James Baranowski, manager of external and international affairs for the National Rifle Association, recently explained for the Omaha World-Herald, this is just a baby step in the direction of the Law Enforcement Officers’ Safety Act.
LEOSA, as it is commonly referred to, allows both active and retired law enforcement officers to obtain a permit that allows them to carry concealed in all fifty states. The act was passed in 2004 in response to the attacks of September 11, 2001. Baranowski said that it was largely thought that law officers would act as an additional buffer to stop terrorists in the event that other law enforcement couldn’t reach the scene in time.
Unfortunately, the original provisions of the act did not explicitly include those serving in …Read the Rest
Source:: Concealed Nation