President Trump’s Executive Order Expands LEOSA Carry Rights

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Trump filed an executive order to expand LEO carry rights. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On January 18th, President Trump signed an “Executive Order on Protecting Law Enforcement Officers, Judges, Prosecutors, And Their Families.” The order aims to provide for more federal law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges to be able to carry firearms for personal protection.

The order implements several policy changes, but the primary change is “to remove any undue obstacle preventing current or retired Federal law enforcement officers from carrying a concealed firearm as allowed under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (“LEOSA”).” LEOSA, also commonly referred to by its bill number H.R. 218, is a federal law that generally provides that certain current and retired law enforcement officers can carry a firearm notwithstanding certain state laws restricting the carry of firearms.

To implement this new policy, the order requires federal agencies that employ law enforcement officers to submit a report to the president regarding their implementation of the order within 30 days of the date of the order.

In addition to the LEOSA policy change, the order also implements a change in policy for carrying rights for federal prosecutors. Under current law, some prosecutors have been made special Deputy United States Marshals. The order requires the attorney general to create a new regulation to provide a clear policy for the process of making prosecutors special deputies.

The final change the order makes requires the attorney general to submit legislation to expand upon the existing protections of LEOSA.

With President Biden taking office only a few days after the signing of this new order, it’s not clear how the new administration will implement the order. Biden was a member of the Senate when H.R. 218 passed with unanimous consent. However, he has since become increasingly hostile to any Americans exercising their right to bear arms. Without presidential action, the affected agencies must comply with the order.


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KK
KK
10 months ago

GREAT . . . just wonderful . . . A well regulated citizenry, necessary to the security of the Progressive State, The right of government enforcement officials, active and retired, to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
“Common” citizens shall comply with all firearm and magazine capacity restrictions as outlined by Federal, State, and Local Law, under penalty of felony prosecution. . . .
GOTTA LOVE CONSTITUTIONAL FREEDOMS!

Stag
Stag
10 months ago

More special privileges for government employees while everyone else’s rights continue to be violated.

SGT_Wombat
SGT_Wombat
10 months ago

From the very beginning of Trump’s Presidency, I have wrote, emailed and tweeted to him, that he needs to allow Honorably discharged Veterans to become special Deputy United States Marshals so that we can carry everywhere. That would be about 22 million more 1st responders.

Last edited 10 months ago by SGT_Wombat
RoyD
RoyD
10 months ago
Reply to  SGT_Wombat

No, just no.

gunnerdd517
10 months ago
Reply to  SGT_Wombat

how about Constitutional carry within the borders of the United States ?

KK
KK
10 months ago
Reply to  gunnerdd517

Well, it didn’t happen when republicans controlled all three branches either. It seemed close, until that deep state black op in Vegas.

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
10 months ago

Should have kicked the ATF in the nuts for the rest of us, really let the voters down on 2A issues he could have stopped all this registry BS and pistol brace debacle very quickly before he left office

Last edited 10 months ago by SEMPAI
Arny
Arny
10 months ago

I should care why ? How about the rest of the peons in these United States ? Thanks again for nothing you feckless spineless cowards called Republicans. Liberty was so close on Jan 6th. Now the world will reap it’s lack of action.

gregs
gregs
10 months ago
Reply to  Arny

this violates the 14th amendment, equal protection. giving special privileges to certain groups for any reason is discrimination against all others. why should they be able to do we are not allowed to dof?

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
10 months ago

What biden does with this should indicate how he really feels about law enforcement, judges attorneys etc. If he is supposedly for defunding the police, I don’t see why he would want x law enforcement armed. It will be interesting to find out the results if our fake news media will mention it at all.

3l120
3l120
10 months ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

I am retired Cali LE (71-93). The California DOJ is busy rewriting the CCW regs for out of state retirees. My ID expired a year ago and who knows when they will finally make their decisions…

Finnky
Finnky
10 months ago
Reply to  3l120

Unfortunately for you, the EO only applies to former federal employees. As it stands LEOSA protects LEO who are current on qualifications from their former employer. If department you worked for refuses to certify your qualifications, you are SOL. So Trumps EO basically requires federal law enforcement to issue IDs and offer qualification opportunities to their former employees – avoiding the problem you are experiencing. The EO does not expand carry rights or over-ride any additional state laws, even for those select few to whom it applies. Remember FBI are the only ones qualified enough to back-flip and shoot innocent… Read more »