Concealed Carry...as a nurse? - page 10

by mcknis

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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 concealed carry among healthcare... Read More


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    Quote from AngelfireRN
    Ladyfree, if it ever goes down, I want you on my team! What a strong person you are!
    Thanks Angelfire...we sound like-minded in a lot of ways!
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    No, I live in a state where gun control laws are pretty stiff.
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    More guns will never be a solution to the gun problem.
    malamud69, pa715, and loriangel14 like this.
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    Heck, I work in a prison and I have a CCL and a 9 mm in my car at all times. What worries me is the GOV wants to limit our access to rifles which would be our best defense in any conflict.
    mcknis, CountyRat, and redhead_NURSE98! like this.
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    Quote from SalineFlush
    More guns will never be a solution to the gun problem.
    Guns are not a problem. Criminals are problems, and sometimes a gun in the hands of a law abiding person is the only way to prevent the use of a gun by a criminal.


    "The unarmed man can only flee from evil. And evil is never overcome by fleeing from it."

    Jeff Cooper (1920-2006)



    "If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.

    Thomas Sowell (b. 1930)



    "Though defensive violence will always be a sad necessity in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men."

    St. Augustine (A.D. 354-430)
    Last edit by CountyRat on Feb 1, '13 : Reason: Evil, not guns, is the problem.
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    I think the best thing that your employer should do is hire a safety officer (a vet to give them a job and put their skills to good use as a civilian) to be on-site should any threats occur. I think it's absurd you would bring a gun to work and even think of killing a patient. You work in pain management which is one of the most difficult areas of healthcare and those patients may have some mental health issues, etc. But you choose to work there and work to care for these patients. Alabama is a very racist crazy state so I am not surprised that this is tolerated there.
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    Quote from SalineFlush
    More guns will never be a solution to the gun problem.
    worked in this situation.

    Armed guard disarmed teen in Atlanta school shooting, says police chief | The Salt Lake Tribune
    RunBabyRN, CiscoNurse, kabfighter, and 2 others like this.
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    Pa, please don't stereotype. Not attractive at all. Don't knock my state till you come visit.
    And mental health issues aside, when I chose to work here, my job description didn't include being a target or a sitting duck.
    If you come at me with the intent to harm, maim, or kill...pardon me if I issue a preemptive strike. Patient status notwithstanding.
    RunBabyRN, CiscoNurse, monkeybug, and 2 others like this.
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    Quote from pa715
    I think the best thing that your employer should do is hire a safety officer (a vet to give them a job and put their skills to good use as a civilian) to be on-site should any threats occur. I think it's absurd you would bring a gun to work and even think of killing a patient. You work in pain management which is one of the most difficult areas of healthcare and those patients may have some mental health issues, etc. But you choose to work there and work to care for these patients. Alabama is a very racist crazy state so I am not surprised that this is tolerated there.
    Oh Pa715,you were doing so well and your post was so good that my finger was hovering over the "Like" button, all ready to give you a kudo, when you spoiled it with that bigoted, elietist slur against our colleagues and fellow citizens in Alabama. How sad.
    CiscoNurse, monkeybug, morte, and 2 others like this.
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    I would not carry a side arm on duty. In my mind, being armed conflicts with my role as a nurse. However, back when I worked night shift in Big County Medical Center in a very rough part of the city, I came to work with a .45 calibre pistol in a holster clipped onto my scrub pants. I made the long walk throuh the dark and dangerous alley that was the only route from the parking lot to the rear entrence (nobody walked the streets to to the main entrance; way to dangerous!)

    Once in the hospital I went to the locker room, secured my weapon in a steel locker, and pad locked it. I never brought it into any patient care area, nor did I want to (or feel any need to). The interesting thing was finding out how many techs, nurses, an doctors were doing the same thing. And, we need not go into how many EMTs and paramedics carry on duty..

    All these ordinary people carrying side arms year after year, and never, not even once was there a single accidental discharge or exchange of fire in that hospital. The take home message: responsible, law abiding citizens can handle guns safely and do not go around shooting each other when they do.
    RunBabyRN, CiscoNurse, monkeybug, and 3 others like this.


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