Concealed Carry...as a nurse?
- 0Jan 29, '13 by mcknisWith 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 workers has got my attention peaked. Recently, another Allnurses member started a thread (up to 22 pages presently) about what nurses can do as a result of these horrific events.
This post is not meant to reflect my personal stance on this issue, although I can inform that I am not a CCL holder (however interested), nor is it meant to be a bashing session from either side, but I am interested in seeing how many individuals have their concealed carry license, and if they carry while they are at work (and, yes I am well aware of the legal stance healthcare facilities take as being gun free zones)?
I, also, am aware of some of our members being both nurses and current/former law enforcement officers, so what is your take on this issue?
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- 13Jan 29, '13 by Meriwhen Senior ModeratorQuote from classicdameSame here.our facility has a policy against carrrying weapons, regardless of whether or not the individual is licensed to do so. Exceptions are law enforcement officers.
But even if it were allowed, I wouldn't bring a firearm to work. IMO to bring a gun into a psychiatric facility is too much of a liability.
- 14Jan 29, '13 by macawakeTo 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.
- 15Jan 29, '13 by AngelfireRNI have my CC permit. I keep Bessie in the car. She goes to work with me (at a clinic) and has been known to make an appearance when there's a threat against myself, my staff, or others, during which time she sat on my desk, out of range of patients. The rest of the time she stays in the car.
My boss is fully on board and supportive. When you do pain management, you can't be too careful.
ETA: I always carried Bessie, in the car, even when I worked hospital. Management knew, and no one ever said boo about it.
- 8Jan 30, '13 by ChristineNI did not vote as my choice is not there. I do not have a concealed carry, but am completely supportive of those that do. However, I am supportive of there being restrictions on the places you can "carry" (ie hospitals). I do think our security guards need more than just billy clubs though...