Yes he was a career police officer. He has good points and bad points... like many people. In this case he is wrong but he had it drummed into his head for so many years I doubt he will change now.
IDK, I've thought for some time now that the main reason some LEO have such resistance to OC is because they fear it will make their job harder. It would probably also make their job easier if we didn't have any freedoms or liberties. It would be much easier for them if we didn't have a fourth Amendment, Second Amendment, etc...
If we wanted to make their job even easier, we could pass a law requiring all private citizens to stay inside their homes indefinitely. Then, anyone caught out in public is automatically a criminal. In that scenario, their job would be a cakewalk.
With OC it would be much easier if only the criminals and cops carried guns. That way, the only non-cops with guns would be criminals. It's no wonder we hear officers comment to the press that, "the only people with guns are cops or criminals." If a person is automatically a criminal for carrying a gun, then they don't need to make any more determination. If they can get society to buy into it, then it simplifies their job by ostracizing gun carriers into not thinking it worth the hassle. Score one for them. Not all of them think this way, but many do. At least that's my impression.
At least these two were honest about the real reason they had a problem with OC. They just fear it will make the LEO's jobs more difficult. We give up our rights, and they gain a convenience.
This is what I've thought. It has nothing to do with etiquette or social courtesy. Tactical advantage is just something they bring up to give them an air of expertise, and promote more fear among the general public. The truth is, they just fear it will make their duties more difficult.
I personally donâ€™t agree all that much. After all, this isnâ€™t something new. They donâ€™t have any â€śnewâ€ť fourth amendment procedures to follow as a result of OC. They still need RAS, and they gun alone is still not it.
Many officers (read LEO brass) had reservations about CC when the â€śshall issueâ€ť law first began taking effect. Theyâ€™ve now come to realize that those fears were much ado about nothing. Itâ€™s my belief that in time, the same will be said about OC.