If they think OC'ing is stupid, then why do they do it themselves? Just had to ask the obvious question.
They claim to have training, but in truth, most police departments have woefully inadequate training.
How often do they practice at the firing range? But most of us practice our shooting more regularly then the average cop.
Police martial arts training is also not especially good.
My information as to such particulars comes from police sources.
the next obvious question is, where does the Constitution of Colorado stipulate what training is appropriate for carrying a firearm?
It doesn't. What it does say is that the citizen has the right to carry. So, what is actually being said by those officers who think OC is stupid?
That the Constitution of Colorado is somehow stupid? Or the men who crafted the language of our Constitution stupid? Or the Founding Fathers who gave us Amendment 2 of the United States Constitution were somehow stupid?
When a glib statement is made, such as OC is stupid, what is the justification for that opinion? Can they show statistics that OC'ers are any less safe than CC'ers?
Can they show any documentation to backup any contention that citizen carriers are less safe than LEOs?
I'd be interested, because I can show some interesting cases where cops have shot (and killed) other cops. I can show cases where cops managed to shoot themselves (accidentally). One cop in Denver didn't check his equipment with regularity. His holster had gotten somewhat worn, and wasn't holding his firearm securely. When sliding into his car one night, the seat caught his handgun just right to cause a discharge that put a bullet right through his buttocks. Oddly enough, I haven't heard of such an incident with an OC'er.
Everybody has an opinion, just as everyone has a set of buttocks. It's just that ours aren't full of holes.