As a combat veteran US Army Rifleman, I feel my training is equal to, or superior to the majority of LEO's, including some of those in SWAT units. In fact, I assure you it is.
I have already witnessed plenty of handling error in many videos of LEO's, which leads me to believe that many receive very poor training, and are not qualified to operate anything beyond their sidearm, due to a lack of general familiarization with firearms.
The FBI has recently released a report that details the true face of LEO firearms qualifications, and the unfortunate truth associated with the average officer, which is that many do not do anything more than the annual qualification. I assure you, that once a year is not enough whatsoever, to maintain firearms proficiency. I absolutely promise you that!
This is unfortunate.
Furthermore, with the lack of...:
Impact Body Armor including Kevlar Helmet
APC for Transport
A selection of canisters
Fully automatic or burst-fire rifles (M16A2/M4)
Long Range engagement rifles (SPR)
...one can see that an open carrier does not in any way, shape, or form, qualify as "Having all the firepower of a SWAT team"! The statement is a blatant, unfounded, and heavily inflated lie. End of story.
It is absolute ignorance, arrogance, and presumptive stupidity that one should believe those trained to handle firearms is "only the police".
There is one Golden rule of firearms safety, that is "so easy a cavedude could do it".
Do not draw your weapon, and keep it on safe, UNLESS you or others are in mortal danger.
I am sure it takes a well-trained idiot, to understand this common rule.
Edit: I am not stating how "awesome" I am, or any such ignorance. I am bringing to light that LIKE ME, there are many law abiding firearms owners across this nation who frankly have superior training, or firearms experience, when compared to the standards put in place for Law Enforcement Agencies.
The qualifications for law enforcement are so low, that I have far greater confidence in my law abiding "firearms friends", without question.