Posted February 19, 2019 7:00 am by Comments

By Donald J. Mihalek

New Jersey LEOSA, federal law

The Aurora, Ill., active shooter incident ended when police arrived and engaged the threat. Research shows that in most active shooter incidents — in both businesses and schools — the event ends when the suspect either commits suicide or the police arrive to end their murderous rampage. Yet while this reality plays out across America, some states choose to minimize the law enforcement officers’ response capability. Instead of trying to empower LEOs on the streets, many states have neutered those that could end a threat. How? By stripping away their guns and authority, in direct conflict with existing federal law — the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act.

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Enacted in 2004, the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) is a federal law. It allows two classes of people — the “qualified Law Enforcement officer” and the “qualified retired or separated Law Enforcement officer” — to carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction in the United States or United States Territories, regardless of state or local laws. Congress amended the law in 2010 and 2013; in both cases LEOSA authority was actually …Read the Rest

Source:: Tactical Life

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