Concealed a nurse? - page 5

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. by   gonementally2day
    i would never carry my weapon into where I work, BUT.......if I did home health again...........heck yeah i would carry into work!
  2. by   redhead_NURSE98!
    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
  3. by   billyboblewis
    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.
  4. by   redhead_NURSE98!
    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.
  5. by   redhead_NURSE98!
    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.
  6. by   loriangel14
    The answer to gun violence is not more guns.
  7. by   wooh
    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...
  8. by   rentalnurse
    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.
  9. by   nytenurse65
    You know it is amazing that so many people blame weapons for all the things that people do with them, the problem is not the access to guns it is a mental health issue to where we as society has gotten to the point that every problem needs to handle with violence. I have my conceal carry and I will use it to defend myself if I am placed in danger and that is that I do not show it off or display it unless I have the all intent of using it and I will only use it to protect my life or those around me are threaten. As nurses we work in a volatile environment and we are the first to get blame and there is no security or protection against violence directed at us the facility we work will not protect us nor will they side with us if we protect ourselves.
  10. by   VivaLasViejas
    I used to drive long distances for the job I held about a dozen years ago as a regional nurse consultant for several ALF buildings in Washington and Oregon. I'd taken a police firearms safety course, and had my CC license as well as a snub-nosed .38 in my car. I figured a woman alone on the road needed three things to be safe: a cell phone, a credit card, and a gun. I was also glad the weapon lived in my glovebox when I worked 11P-7A at the hospital and had to navigate the parking lot at night with no security and a cast of motley characters hanging around the ER entrance.

    In all the years I've had my .38 I've never even come close to drawing it, but it's like having extra candles and lamp oil around during a severe storm: it's better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.
  11. by   Aurora77
    Anyone wanting to carry at work should check their local laws. My husband got his concealed carry license and in MO it's illegal to carry in public buildings like schools, hospitals, and churches, though the pastor or other church leadership can change that. I have no problem with anyone carrying concealed, but it should be done legally.
  12. by   NiteQwill
    I have a CCW/CHL and carry where possibly, legally. Although I don't carry at work, if given the opportunity, I would. As an ED nurse and sometimes working in triage, things have often ended in armed police response... 15-20 minutes later. I can't imagine an active shooter situation, the police would be there after the fact. I believe individual safety is an individual responsibility.
  13. by   Sezza83
    Wow, here in Australia, it's illegal to carry a gun and you have to jump through so many hoops to get a license it is near impossible. It really scares me that people think it is ok to carry a weapon.

    We don't have a fraction of the shooting that you guys have in America & you know why? Less guns in circulation!