Concealed Carry...as a nurse? - page 6

by mcknis, BSN, RN | 29,218 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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    Meanwhile, another violent shooting spree happened today in Phoenix. At the same exact time Gabby Gifford's husband was testifying to congress.

    Yay, guns. Rah.
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    Everyone should carry. Open carry would be even better...Just like in the old days.
    monkeybug, mcknis, CiscoNurse, and 2 others like this.
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    i would never carry my weapon into where I work, BUT.......if I did home health again...........heck yeah i would carry into work!
    RunBabyRN, monkeybug, and CiscoNurse like this.
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    Quote from AggieNurse2B
    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 spend more time at the desk than most nurses, so I'm the first person that gets their face blown off. When I start carrying, if I feel a visitor that's been a horse's butt might come back later armed, I won't be hesitating to go to my car and carry it in. I'll work out the legal issues later. And polish my resume. I can hear it now. "Thanks for saving lives. You know we have to fire you, right?" lol
    NurseSDP, RunBabyRN, curious_rn, and 2 others like this.
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    I dont feel the need to carry a weapon. In many occasions you would not have the time to use it. In other cases it may be used against you. Many firearms owners seem to be careless in the handling of their weapons and the fewer around the happier I am.
    BCgradnurse and loriangel14 like this.
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    Quote from carrielwb
    What if your manger told you to bring in your gun and there was a vac outcome related to someone else getting their hands on it? What if you needed to use it and there was a serious injury/ fatality? What if innocent person was harmed. Potential life altering scenarios for yourself and your employer.
    Yeah, almost as life altering as everyone being killed by a kook that comes in armed, against people with no weapons whatsoever.
    RunBabyRN, monkeybug, morte, and 3 others like this.
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    Quote from armyicurn
    Everyone should carry. Open carry would be even better...Just like in the old days.
    Our instructor recommended against open carry, as you would be the first target to get rid of if, for example, someone goes into a convenience store with the intention of robbing it.
    RunBabyRN likes this.
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    The answer to gun violence is not more guns.
    ladymay10 and BlueDevil,DNP like this.
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    Quote from loriangel14
    The answer to gun violence is not more guns.
    Well of course it is. We've got Canadians here saying how well more guns are solving the problem. More guns in Georgia than Canada, and Georgia has more gun violence. So obviously more guns is working, or, wait...
    BCgradnurse likes this.
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    we have a new code at our hosp "silver" for shooter. it paged its duck and cover or barricade. Our rent a cops dont carry and wont intervene in a code green. all we are equipped is CPI non violent intervention training, scary for us nurses. the hosp i switched to is more of a community hosp and no psych unit so not as many crazies coming in.


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