Hi all, I currently have 3 conceal carry permits. (Utah, Oregon and Flordia) When I have the chance to approach an officer/sheriff I strike up a conversation and I like to ask "what is your personal feeling about people conceal carrying?" I have done this in Kansas with 2 different law inforcement agencies as well as here in eugene with the city and the sheriffs office. Roughly about 18 to 20 officers over the years. And I thank them for their service just like I thank those for serving in our armed forces. Anyway I have never had any officer say that I should not get my permit. They have always been supportive of the idea. One officer told me "all to often we (being the police) get there too late." Another says "I know the bad guys have guns, those that go through the process are not the problem, they are just trying to take care of themselves." So I just thought that would be interesting to pass along. I also told them I think about situation to prepare and one of the situation was if I am holding someone at gun point when the police arrive what should I do, because they dont know me from the bad guy. The officer told me just remember when they arrive they own the situation and to obey their orders. Also if you on the phone with 911 you can coordinate that way. Again I say thanks to those who serve as our peace officers, I believe most are very good officers that end up seeing the worst of what this country has to offer and unfortunately that probably makes a few officers turn calus and then its those that give the police a bad name.