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Old February 6, 2011, 02:58 PM   #1
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TSA employees get firearm discounts?

i found this, and it go me wondering. do all TSA employees get firearms discounts? or just the ASO's? which companies are giving these discounts? i know glock has a program for LEO discounts. does anyone know where i can find this information? thanks.
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Old February 6, 2011, 03:32 PM   #2
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Old February 6, 2011, 03:43 PM   #3
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I don't know about that company in particular but when I worked for TSA I got the discounts offered by every company with which I dealt. TSA officers have been officially classified as "law enforcement officers" since, roughly, 2006. The classification change was made to make it easier to transfer to other "law enforcement" careers, particularly within .gov.
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Old February 7, 2011, 09:41 PM   #4
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sorry just a bump, i was hoping for some more information. thanks.
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Old February 8, 2011, 08:20 AM   #5
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I have recieved discounts for being a govt. employee, I don't work for the TSA but I don't see why it would matter which agency it is with. As a customer you can always ask if a govt. discount is available. I have gotten discounts from firearms to hotel rooms, but I also fall under LEOSA and am technically a federal law enforcement officer so I get LE discount even if they don't have a blanket government discount.
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Old February 8, 2011, 10:43 AM   #6
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Apparently they do. And so what? If a business's model allows for such discounts and they perceive a benefit from offering such, more power to them.

As for who is or is not classified as federal LEOs or not... It doesn't really matter from the point of view of whom a company wants to receive a discount.
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They should only get discounts on Taurus Judges and other guns that are waste of time and money. In order to uphold the reputation of the department. (j/k)
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Old February 8, 2011, 09:48 PM   #8
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TSA classified as LEOs? Oh Pullleeese. I don't believe they have power of arrest. I have never seen one wearing a sidearm or carrying handcuffs. I thought they call a real cop when they get in over their heads.

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Old February 11, 2011, 09:53 PM   #9
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most LEO discounts offered also covers active military personnel

This is just one example. Firearm businesses will vary.

Who qualifies for the LE Discount?

Individuals employed full-time on Police Departments and Sheriff's departments qualify for all manufacturer discounts on this website,
Active Military personnel - all branches
Retired Military personnel - all branches
National Guard personnel - all branches
Military Reserve personnel - all branches
Fire Fighters - including volunteers
Paramedics and EMTs
TSA Employees
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Federal Flight Deck Officers
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All sworn Law Enforcement Officers - city, county, state, and federal
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thanks, kim for the serious answer and the link.
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