Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) Recently Amended to Include Former and current Military LEOs
The LEOSA, also known as H.R. 218, allows current and former law enforcement officers (LEOs) to carry concealed firearms throughout the United States, regardless of individual State concealed carry laws. Until recently, it was restricted to civilian LEOs who currently or formerly held "statutory power of arrest.” While military LEOs do not have statutory arrest authority, they hold the equivalent military "apprehension” authority as prescribed by the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). The original language in the LEOSA did not give equal footing to these two types of authority.
On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act which contains an amendment to the LEOSA. Specifically it states that a former police officer or LEO with either the statutory power of arrest or power of apprehension under the UCMJ is now permitted to carry concealed firearms under the LEOSA.
The full text of the bill can be found at the link, and the specific amendment to the LEOSA runs from pages 339 – 40.
so since im a MP and now hold LEOSA status am i now allowed to be included in the ARFCOM LEO family?