Private competition is not good for unions.
Any LEO that is opposed to a law-abiding citizen peacefully exercising his/her 2nd Amendment right and having a valid state permit to carry that weapon in a concealed manner should be fired outright. Screw their concerns. They should not be in the job in the first place.
I don't think they fear the competition. I think they fear not being able to bully citizens, shoot their dogs, etc.
a development that has sparked concern among some law-enforcement authorities.
What I've seen again and again is miles beyond so-called "concern." I've seen hysteria, outright lies, scare-mongering, more lies, illogic, anti-Second Amendment bigotry, still more lies, and lies on top of lies on top of liesall from people in police uniforms.
Here's what I've also seen: nationally, people with concealed carry permits are much less likely than sworn law enforcement officers to be arrested for felonies.
Sheriffs in my Colorado county have issued well over 16,000 concealed carry permits since 1995. To date, not even one has been revoked for a firearms-related offense.
We've had upside-down thinking in this country for so long, it's radical to actually say the truth. A sad situation...