Concealed Carry...as a nurse? - page 3

With the current news over gun control and gun rights legislation being pushed through Congress as a result of the tragedies of Aurora, CO, Newtown, CT and the others like them, the thought of... Read More

  1. Visit  Kdrenee profile page
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    Almost everyone I know carries a gun, at least in their vehicle. I do. I would never bring it in work, but wish I could. You never know what is going to happen! Sadly, the world is a crazy place and I don't trust it.
    NurseSDP, RunBabyRN, maelstrom143, and 5 others like this.
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  3. Visit  CiscoNurse profile page
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    I have been carrying before CC came about . I carry everywhere including work. I have only used my revolver once and that was to frighten a guy who attempted to rob me, he ran off.
    Wanna know why there is a 2nd amendment ? Read history, the most prolific murderers in the world have always been and will always be governments. Murder by the millions, men women, and children. Read history.
    NurseSDP, RunBabyRN, kcochrane, and 6 others like this.
  4. Visit  wooh profile page
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    Quote from macawake
    To me there would be something seriously awry with a world where a nurse or a physician in a civilian setting carries a gun at work. Besides, it would weigh down my scrub pants and completely ruin my flattering attire My opinion is leave the "law-enforcing" to the law enforcement officers.
    Tuck a gun into scrub pants. That try to fall down under the weight of my phone. Sounds super safe!

    Quote from Jeweles26
    There was recently a possibility I might get a job at an inner city hospital, night shift. When my fiance found out he started gun shopping for me. The idea of me walking to and from my car in the parking lot in the dark scared him, and he wanted me to be able to defend myself.
    Safest I ever felt walking to and from a hospital parking lot was at THE inner city hospital. There's a cop every few feet there. All less likely to shoot me than I am to shoot myself or to lose my gun to someone who would then shoot me.

    Quote from Kdrenee
    Almost everyone I know carries a gun, at least in their vehicle. I do. I would never bring it in work, but wish I could. You never know what is going to happen! Sadly, the world is a crazy place and I don't trust it.
    I'm shocked how many people think it's safe to leave a gun in their car. Because if your car is broken into, arming the person is the thing to do?
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  5. Visit  uRNmyway profile page
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    Quote from wooh
    Tuck a gun into scrub pants. That try to fall down under the weight of my phone. Sounds super safe!

    I'm sure there are some kind of holster you can buy that would be safely concealed under baggy scrubs. Someone else mentioned an ankle holster or something similar.


    Safest I ever felt walking to and from a hospital parking lot was at THE inner city hospital. There's a cop every few feet there. All less likely to shoot me than I am to shoot myself or to lose my gun to someone who would then shoot me.

    Well the hospital I am talking about certainly did not seem to have increased police presence when I visited. Maybe there are more at night. But either way, someone who is going to attack me is likely to have a weapon. I have a much better chance of protecting myself if I also have a weapon, even if there is a risk of them stealing it from me, than if I am completely unarmed except for my heavy purse. I just can't see myself purse-slapping someone aiming a gun or knife at me...

    I'm shocked how many people think it's safe to leave a gun in their car. Because if your car is broken into, arming the person is the thing to do?

    Someone who is already performing a high-risk illegal activity is unlikely to have a weapon on their person to begin with? And on that note, how many car thieves stick around and wait for the car's owner to come back so they can rob THEM?
    Just my opinion I guess
    Last edit by uRNmyway on Jan 30, '13 : Reason: Quoting issues
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  6. Visit  AggieNurse2B profile page
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    I can only say that if a patient or patient's family member ever has me at gunpoint, I hope like hell one of my co-workers has broken the rules and carried his/her gun to work and that he/she is gutsy enough to pull the trigger.

    I just got my CHL, and I wish I could take my gun with me to work. I'm not so worried about the happenings at the hospital while I'm working, because I feel like I work in a pretty safe unit. I do wish I could carry it with me as I'm walking to/from my car in the parking garage.
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  7. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    Quote from Jeweles26
    I am from Canada, where guns for anything other than hunting are VERY uncommon. Because of this and the general laid-back, non-violent mentality there I used to be pretty anti-gun. My opinion on that has changed quite a bit, especially since I moved to a city with a substantially higher violent crime rate. And since I became a mother. I would die, or kill with no hesitation for that little girl, if anyone were to threaten her safety.

    There was recently a possibility I might get a job at an inner city hospital, night shift. When my fiance found out he started gun shopping for me. The idea of me walking to and from my car in the parking lot in the dark scared him, and he wanted me to be able to defend myself. When I asked him about getting a taser instead, he explained how you have one shot with a taser, and however many your clip will hold with a gun. Since I have terrible aim, and would also like to be able to stay safe, I agreed on the gun.
    I would definitely not bring it on whatever unit I worked. I would leave it in a locked place. It would not be for use DURING work.

    I just don't get, with all the threads we see on AN about violence against nurses, threats made to us by disgruntled patients and their families, etc...Why is it so crazy to want to protect ourselves?
    Carrying a gun for self defense is illegal in Canada so you would be in big trouble if you got caught with a loaded gun in your car.A weapons charge would cost you your license.
    Last edit by loriangel14 on Jan 30, '13
  8. Visit  uRNmyway profile page
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    Right, well I am no longer in Canada. I thought that was implied with the higher crime rate comment lol. Canadian cities are not exactly known for being high crime. Atlanta however, pretty ridiculous. But thanks for the lesson in Canadian law
  9. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    Oh sorry, I didn't know you moved. Yeah I guess the crime would be pretty bad down there.
  10. Visit  AngelfireRN profile page
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    Atlanta...geesh. I feel for you. My cousin works in Birmingham, another works in Tuscaloosa. Metal detectors in the ERs in both hospitals.

    I remember going to DCH in Tuscaloosa and being wanded in the ER. Blew my mind. That was ten years ago, before I wised up.
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  11. Visit  uRNmyway profile page
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    Yeah, I remember before I moved, that year in Montreal, it was mid-February before we had the year's first murder. I don't think I even locked my door at night. Now, in Atlanta, I think there is at least one murder mentioned in the news every day. I lock my door at all times, day or night. Ok, I know the population of Atlanta altogether is much higher, but still. A month and a half vs. every day occurrence? With that much violent crime, I definitely see why people in the South are so gun-happy!
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  12. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    I don't envy you. I don't lock my doors.
  13. Visit  uRNmyway profile page
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    Oh yeah, you would here.

    I live in a fairly good part of town, compared to most.

    This summer, in the complex next to mine, had a police shooting. Naked man with a knife running around outdoors, saying he was gonna hurt someone. Cops had to shoot him down.
    Couple months later, 3am, look outside my window to see like 8 cop cars, lights flashing, police officers in SWAT gear, calling on the loudspeaker for one of my neighbors to come out with his hands up. After like an hour of this, he opens the door, they tackle and cuff him. Turns out he hadn't done anything wrong, but still. If this is happening where I am, imagine the shadier neighborhoods?
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  14. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
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    Uggh. I am glad I am up here.


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