Defensive Firearms Instruction, LLC has been authorized by the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) to provide the annual marksmanship qualification for retired law enforcement officers.
On July 22, 2004, President George W. Bush signed into legislation a new federal law, which exempts law enforcement officers from state law prohibiting carrying concealed firearms. The law allows “qualified” law enforcement officers, current or retired, to carry a concealed firearm in any state without a concealed handgun permit.
HR 218 DOES NOT specifically supersede state laws regulating possession of firearms in public buildings such as courthouses and schools; the only application is to carrying concealed handguns. Therefore, a retired officer MAY NOT carry a concealed handgun in a public building, as prohibited in ORS 166.370.
Individuals who are retired law enforcement under Title 18 U.S.C, Chapter 44 section 926c must have in their possession, and provide to the instructor, a retired department ID issued to them by the agency they retired from in addition to a current Oregon Driver’s License. Defensive Firearms Instruction, LLC staff will issue the signed annual qualification card to the individual upon successful completion of the PQC-1 course of fire.
Firearms shall be a “professional quality” firearm, either semi-auto or double action revolver. Individuals are required to also have a holster and a magazine pouch in addition to no less than 100 rounds of ammunition.