Not just citizen 'gun control' - now LE as well

By Donald J. Mihalek. February 19th, 2019

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.

States vs. the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act

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 expanding and enhanced. .......

Apart from the constant efforts to disarm the law abiding citizen, it is sobering to see some efforts being made to reduce the armed performance of law enforcement, both active duty, off duty and retired. What this appears to highlight is the continuing trend towards ever more 'gun control' at all levels, despite laws and the Second Amendment - this year's anti-gun agenda seems both broad and very aggressive.


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