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Professor Barondes Publishes in Houston Law Review

October 12th, 2018

Professor Royce Barondes recently published his article, “Contumacious Responses to Firearms Legislation (LEOSA) Balancing Federalism Concerns,” in the Houston Law Review.

In the article, he examines federal legislation, Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA), designed to enhance public safety by allowing off-duty law enforcement officers and certain retired officers to remain armed, including during out-of-state travels, notwithstanding some of the state limits on firearms possession. As Professor Barondes notes, anomalous judicial and administrative interpretations of the statute have curtailed the efficacy of this supplemental approach to curbing terrorism and criminal violence.

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