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Update: FLEOA, NJ FOP Lawsuit Against NJ

UPDATE: FLEOA, NJ FOP Lawsuit Against State of New Jersey Over Preemption of LEOSA
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
July 27, 2021
 
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), provided the following update regarding FLEOA’s ongoing lawsuit against the State of New Jersey regarding their preemption of federal LEOSA law:
 
FLEOA and the New Jersey State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police (NJ FOP) announce that they have filed their responses in federal court to the State of New Jersey’s response to the Motion for Summary Judgement in the case of FLEOA/NJFOP vs. Grewal for state violations of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA).
 
As FLEOA and the NJ FOP have maintained, the state of New Jersey has continually violated the tenants and intent of the federal LEOSA statue (18 U.S.C. § 926C) by enacting regulations that pre-empt and prevent LEOSA qualified law enforcement officers from being qualified and recognized by the State of New Jersey.
 
The Justice Department has supported FLEOA and NJ FOP’s position, stating "It is the position of the United States that qualified retired law enforcement officers who possess "the identification required by subsection (d)” of 18 U.S.C. § 926C "may carry a concealed firearm,” and use hollow-point bullets with that firearm, "[n]otwithstanding any other provision of the law of any State.” 18 U.S.C. § 926C(a); see id. § 926C(e)(1)(B).”
 
The State of New Jersey’s filing against FLEOA and the NJ FOP Summary Judgement motion tries to obfuscate those clear facts and the intent and scope of LEOSA.
 
As we continue pressing forward with this case, we will keep you updated as we ensure all LEOSA rights are protected.
 
You can read the FLEOA and NJ FOP response motion here.