Protect Retired FLEO's Right To Carry

Dear FLEOA Officers and Members,

Adding to the collateral damage from the gun-control debate, certain states have opted to pass legislation that will limit the magazine carry capacity for retired law enforcement officers. Irrespective on one's views on gun control, it is entirely incomprehensible that any state would seek to weaken our honorably retired officers/agents ability to defend themselves and others. Please see the below message which calls for signatures for a petition support to amend the LEOSA Improvement Act of 2010:

Attention Retired and Active FLEOA Members - Help Protect Your Right To Carry Acitve-Duty Capacity Magazines

In an effort to overcome ill-conceived state legislation that may limit retired officers/agents firearm carry rights, FLEOA is supporting a White House targeted petition that seeks to remedy this. The below petition calls upon the President to amend the LEOSA Improvement Act of 2010. Specifically, the petition seeks to allow retired law enforcement officers to continue carrying magazines that are commensurate to their former active-duty capacity, and not limited in size. Recent state legislation, New York State in particular, seeks to trample on the spirit of LEOSA and the true value of having honorably retired law enforcement officers continue to carry. By limiting our retired officers' magazine carry authority, certain states are projecting a potentially fatal message that 20+ years of law enforcement experience and training doesn't matter. Our retired members should not be discarded and thrown under the Gun Control debate bus. Please review the below petition and consider signing ASAP:

The following petition was created on We the People, a new feature on The petition is outlined below.

The petition needs 150 signatures within the next 10 days for it to be searchable on the White House Petition Page. Until then, you can only access it through the link below. If this petition gets 100,000 signatures by May 24, 2013, the White House will review it and respond. I believe this petition is in the best interest of all active and retired LEOs. Can you assist by spreading the message in order to obtain the needed signature for the Obama Administration to consider the petition? Send it to your family and friends. All you need is an email address and a zip code to sign the petition.

The link to the petition site is

Amend the "Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act of 2004" to allow active and qualified retired law enforcement officers to utilize standard capacity magazines without restriction(s) to the number of rounds per magazine as may be limited by individual State laws.

The "Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act of 2004" ("LEOSA", commonly referred to by members of law enforcement as "HR 218" or the "Right to Carry" law) was intended to allow active and retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed weapons nationwide without having to obtain permits from each individual state or locality.

The LEOSA was amended on October 12, 2010, by the "Law Enforcement Safety Improvement Act of 2010"and again on January 2, 2013, as amended by the "National Defense Authorization Act of 2013".

Due to many recent significant changes in individual State laws, specifically relating to magazine ammunition capacity, an amendment to LEOSA is again needed. The amendment would allow active and qualified retired law enforcement officers the right to carry any standard capacity ammunition magazine not otherwise banned by Federal law.

The amendment will prevent prosecutions of qualified retired law enforcement officers legally carrying a weapon under LEOSA when traveling to and through States that have magazine capacity laws.

The FLEOA Legislative Committee