This happened in an IRS building. I dont think a police officer can enter a federal building armed unless authorised. Anyone can buy a sheriffs or police officers uniform. If it's federal policy to not allow an armed police officer to carry a firearm into a federal building then the security guard acted correctly when the officer refused to leave his firearm in his car and it may face legal consequences under federal law. "Federal laws or regulations are not superseded by LEOSA. Qualified officers may not carry concealed weapons onto aircraft under the act. They also cannot carry firearms into federal buildings or onto federal property. However, in February 2010, a federal statute took effect authorizing individuals to carry concealed weapons into national parks if they have complied with the carry concealed rules of the state or states in which the park is located.49 Of course, this federal statute will not change the fact that it is unlawful to carry a firearm into federal buildings, even in a national park.50 This would include facilities, such as visitor’s centers, museums, and restrooms."
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