Concealed Carry...as a nurse? - page 14

by mcknis 28,443 Views | 223 Comments

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 kabfighter
    I own a firearm (and sometimes carry) and am not a Christian. I have yet to feel the impulse to harm another human being who has made no threats against me. This is not a religious issue whatsoever. Let's agree to not discuss this further, since it seems like every thread that gets too deep into religion gets closed (probably somewhat in part due to me). Let's keep this about our natural right to defend ourselves, about which I vehemently agree with you.
    And I am a "born again" Christian who regularly attends a very conservative church, and my sweet Christian husband, sitting in the pew with me, is armed. If he's dressed, he's armed. If undressed, the gun is accessible. I'm not comfortable carrying myself, I'm not confident enough in my ability to actually fire it and not have it taken away from me, but I have access to numerous guns should someone break in my house. How many? I have no idea. The last time I asked sweet husband for a tally, he told me that, for the retention of peace in our house and marriage, I was better off not knowing how many guns he owned.
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    Quote from wooh
    If someone does do damage with a knife, I'm a lot more likely to be able to defend myself unarmed than I am against someone with a gun.
    How do crime victims defend themselves in England? People all over the world are able to defend themselves without arming themselves with guns.

    Is it really a good idea to arm people that admit their aim is too bad to depend on a taser? Sure, she might stop her assailant, but how many other people are going to get shot until she finally hits her intended target?
    How many people are keeping a gun in their house for self-defense, and end up with a member of that household getting shot?

    And why is all that carnage ok just because someone lives in an area with different "socio-economics" (aka, there are scary black people) and wants to defend themself? Get rid of the guns, and you won't have to work so hard to defend yourself.
    Of course, forgot self defense, then we have people claiming we have to defend ourselves from the government. The government that has nuclear weapons, but yeah, it's your Glock that's gonna save you from the big bad government.

    By the way, why is your solution of arming everybody any less simplistic than taking guns away?
    Get rid of the guns, and you won't have to work so hard to defend yourself?? Oh, yes, I get it. "But scary home invader, I'm a good person, I believe in peace and social justice, don't hurt me, hurt my gun-toting redneck racist neighbor." Yeah, that will work.
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    Quote from AngelfireRN
    I can't speak for everyone, but some of my patients are 'scary white people' too.
    HAH, yes! Some of the scariest people I've ever met were white and straight out of the woods of Walker County.
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    Quote from monkeybug
    Heh, I remember asking a friend in Atlanta, when she was considering working at Grady, if they made scrubs with built-in Kevlar. That's the only way I would do it.
    It's amazing how scared people are that have NEVER SET FOOT on the campus of Grady.
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    Quote from wooh
    It's amazing how scared people are that have NEVER SET FOOT on the campus of Grady.
    I actually have, I gave birth to my daughter there. And when I felt decreased fetal movements one night around midnight and drove myself there, I was very nervous. It was definitely not something I would have done if I didn't have to. Oh, and no increased police presence was noted.
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    To inject some much needed levity, why use a gun, a hatchet will do!
    (Language in video on the page NSFW, but article is fine)
    VIDEO: Hitchhiker uses hatchet to save woman from bear hug attack, gives best NSFW interview ever
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    Quote from wooh
    To inject some much needed levity, why use a gun, a hatchet will do!
    (Language in video on the page NSFW, but article is fine)
    VIDEO: Hitchhiker uses hatchet to save woman from bear hug attack, gives best NSFW interview ever
    This dude is high as a kite.
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    Quote from wooh
    To inject some much needed levity, why use a gun, a hatchet will do!
    (Language in video on the page NSFW, but article is fine)
    VIDEO: Hitchhiker uses hatchet to save woman from bear hug attack, gives best NSFW interview ever
    ^ And speaking of what do other countries do with limited access to guns: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9845...am-Palace.html

    It had just read the post from Wooh about the gun vs knife post...I'm horribly rephrasing, however, when I glanced up from my smartphone, I was watching this on TV on the news.
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    Quote from atlnurse477
    I'm, not really a fan of firearms! Just leave it for law enforcer's use!I voted for the last option
    Exactly... because when seconds count, they are only minutes away.
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    Quote from Overland1
    Exactly... because when seconds count, they are only minutes away.
    Do you realize what you said there? When SECONDS count, minutes away. There are a LOT of seconds in those minutes...


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