close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Territory carry

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by banger, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. banger

    banger

    Messages:
    1,618
    Likes Received:
    423
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2005
    Location:
    Where evil lives
    Does anyone know if Police/Retired Police are allowed to carry in U.S. territories?

    IE: Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam etc..

    Asked more from curiosity than anything else.
     
  2. txleapd

    txleapd Hook 'Em Up

    Messages:
    4,183
    Likes Received:
    224
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2004
    Location:
    TX
    From my understanding, LEOSA applies to all U.S. States, territories, and district (DC).

    So the answer should be, yes.
     

  3. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Messages:
    8,938
    Likes Received:
    3,201
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Location:
    USA
    Should be yes, but I do not feel like being a guinea pig for the relatively new law.

    Whenever something has gone wrong, LEOSA seems to be more of a defense in court than keeping you out of handcuffs on the roadside.
     
  4. ChiefWPD

    ChiefWPD

    Messages:
    3,995
    Likes Received:
    1,711
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2004
    Some years ago I wrote to the police commissioner of the US Virgin Islands. Told him I intended to visit armed. No problem on his end. He did suggest I carry his letter with me when on the island, as it would avoid confusion should I run into one of his officers who was not familiar with the LEOSA.
     
  5. DaBigBR

    DaBigBR No Infidels!

    Messages:
    8,798
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2005
    Location:
    Circling the wagons.
    Yep. Covered.

    I don't think it's fair to say "whenever something has gone wrong, LEOSA seems to be more of a defense in court than keeping you out of handcuffs on the roadside." We KNOW (within reason) the number of times that LEOSA has been used as a defense in court, but we have absolutely no idea how many times it has been recognized on the street and under what situations.