Professor Royce Barondes published an op-ed at TheHill.com discussing Executive Branch interpretation of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004. The statute is designed to allow qualifying current and retired law enforcement officers to carry firearms in most locations throughout the United States. As Professor Barondes explains in the op-ed, assorted administrative pronouncements have unnecessarily curtailed the scope of the act, restricting the efficacy of one of the few actually enacted pieces of Federal legislation to counter mass shootings.
He recently had an academic article addressing the Federalism issues presented by LEOSA accepted for publication in the Houston Law Review. A pre-publication version of the article is titled “Contumacious Responses to Firearms Legislation Balancing Federalism Concerns.”