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Old 08-22-2016, 07:11 PM
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"In the following article by James M. Baranowski, Esq. of the NRA-ILA, he maintains that as long as the qualification for the firearms is the same, one can properly carry any handgun, whether pistol or revolver, even if it is not one of the firearms that the retired LEO qualified with"

This is the current stance taken by our range officers. In the past three years, they would put a small sticker on the back of our retiree credentials stating simply "Firearms qualified expires (month and year) and the range phone number. However this year they also issued a small card that reads...

"The person presenting this card is a retired Memphis Police Officer. According to federal law(Law Enforcement Safety Act 2005 18 USC 926C He/She is authorized to be armed and carry his/her service weapon at all times in all 50 states. This federal law supersedes all state/local laws to the contrary."

However I must note that since we are retirees and no longer employed, we can carry anything between .380 and .45 and have it entered on the books as our service weapon, we're not mandated to carry dept issue anymore. The range officers have all of my currently owned weapons listed as a service weapon so it's all good.
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