Originally Posted by 95dieselsmoke
SO my buddy just got back from the Army with an honorable discharge and now he is looking at buying a pistol to carry. He says he believes he doesnt need to get a CPL due to his military status and he can use his military ID just the same as a concealed permit, but he is not sure. Can anyone confirm or deny this before we go out shopping for a gun for him? I have never heard of it before, but I suppose it is possible and kinda makes sense?
I have searched around on the internet but I havent had any luck finding the info I need.. Thanks.
He needs to get a CPL. His military status does not allow him to carry concealed. Besides he has no military status anymore. He has been Honorably Discharged from service.
He needs the CPL. Tell him he needs it before he gets wrapped up in court.
Now to clarify some other things.
LEO's do not need a CPL unless there department requires it.
In 2006 a federal act became law. It is called the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety ACT. Also known as HR218, Also referred to as LEOSA.
Under this federal law if you are a Law Enforcement Officer by deffinition of law. Then you can carry concealed in any state with out a CPL.
So if you are Law Enforcement you should check into this Federal Law. Also if you are Law Enforcement and you did not know or your department does not know about this law. Please inform your department of this law.