Originally Posted by jmur5074
jmur, to be fair it really doesn't matter what the State considers an LEO.
If he carries a gun, works for a government agency, and arrests people - the US Code applies and the State can fuck off.
Most attorneys general have ruled this way.
The only reason it may not apply in every State is contingent on meeting the tests written into the code:
A qualified active law enforcement officer is defined as an employee of a government agency who:
. is authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution or the incarceration of any person for any violation of law;
. has statutory powers of arrest;
. is authorized by the agency to carry a firearm;
. is not the subject of any disciplinary action by the agency;
. meets the standards, if any, established by the agency which require the employee to regularly qualify in the use of a firearm;
. is not under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating or hallucinatory drug or substance; and
. is not prohibited by Federal law from possessing a firearm.