Police Officers opinions on concealed weapon permits?

For all of the working Police Officers, what are your feelings regarding concealed carry permits and the people who carry weapons legally. A friend of mine has a concealed weapons permit and carries almost all of the time. He thinks that he can be a "back up" (his words) to a Police Officer if a need... show more For all of the working Police Officers, what are your feelings regarding concealed carry permits and the people who carry weapons legally. A friend of mine has a concealed weapons permit and carries almost all of the time. He thinks that he can be a "back up" (his words) to a Police Officer if a need should arise. His example is a fictional idea of say, a guy at the Mall starts shooting people and he is there and can then take out his weapon and shoot the guy. Seriously, that's what he thinks. So that being said, and nutty ideas aside, how about for the average citizen, do you as an Officer think that a concealed weapon is actually a good idea ?
I'm in Oregon BTW.
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