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My shooting partner in crime/business associate is engaged to a Physicians Assistant.
(aka PA). She works in the ER in a large Savannah hospital. Upon seeing my bud's Glock 22 she shreiked: "you've never seen the carnage that thing does to the human body!"

Being laid back, Steve quietly asked if she had ever seen the damage done by a hammer or piece of 2x4? Well, I guess I have. Baseball bat? Yes. Well sweetie, why don't you put Home Depot and the Atlanta Braves out of business. (Gulp! Maybe I'm wrong.)

I contributed a Sig 230 in .380, Taurus .32 H&R mag, S&W .38 Airweight. They're going to the range this weekend.

Already got a phone call. That Sig's kinda cute, how much? :i:
 

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Bravo! You get the award for the most converts so far this year! I need to get busy! ;) ;)

My wife has a niece in Texas that is a PA and I can imagine what her comments would be if I chatted about guns around her. If she ever comes back to this area of the country I will make an effort to get her to the range.

I have taken two doctors to the range and one stated that he did not dare tell anyone where he was that day and what he was doing. Most in the medical community are anti-gun.

I do think this attitude is changing somewhat since there are many that are serving in the gulf region and coming back trained in gun handling. As more people cycle through the national guard they are trained and flow back into society and teach others the value of self protection and proper weapon handling.
 
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sig232 said:
I have taken two doctors to the range and one stated that he did not dare tell anyone where he was that day and what he was doing. Most in the medical community are anti-gun.

Maybe it's just a regional thing.

I was Medical Director at an inner city ER for almost five years. Worst kept secret was that myself and several colleages - Doctors, Nurses, and Therapists - would carry daily to work.
 

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A couple of my old friends/customers are MDs; one is an ER specialist. He told me that the carnage they see from improper and/or illegal use of firearms is no worse than that from improper and/or illegal use of automobiles. A 3,500 lb. car is a weapon in the hands of a drunk, no less than a .357 Magnum.
 

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JDominguez said:
sig232 said:
I have taken two doctors to the range and one stated that he did not dare tell anyone where he was that day and what he was doing. Most in the medical community are anti-gun.

Maybe it's just a regional thing.

I was Medical Director at an inner city ER for almost five years. Worst kept secret was that myself and several colleages - Doctors, Nurses, and Therapists - would carry daily to work.

Thats some good insight! They need to carry with all the mentals and other nuts that end up in the hospital ER room.
 

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I have taken two doctors to the range and one stated that he did not dare tell anyone where he was that day and what he was doing. Most in the medical community are anti-gun.
I am in the medical field and have found quite the opposite. Many medical staff are avid hunters and gunowners. As mentioned before, it may be a regional thing.
 
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Hi,
New to this forum. I'm a physician in the Philippines, used to be anti gun, but got converted 3 yrs back. Actually, a fellow doctor gradually convinced me and what clinched it, is when our house got broken into at night while we were asleep. No one got hurt but expensive items were stolen. Also going to the hospital I have to pass by questionable areas in manila. So decided to arm myself, just in case. I sometimes have discussions re firearms w/ relatives ,just to give my .02 cents worth.
I don't regret it at all, and actually enjoyi shooting at the range1x/week.
Slowly building up my collection, but wifey doesn't know about it!.I don't have any other vices so I can save up for the pistols(and for my 5 kids!)
Joe
 
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jogonmd95 said:
Hi,
New to this forum. I'm a physician in the Philippines, used to be anti gun, but got converted 3 yrs back. Actually, a fellow doctor gradually convinced me and what clinched it, is when our house got broken into at night while we were asleep. No one got hurt but expensive items were stolen. Also going to the hospital I have to pass by questionable areas in manila. So decided to arm myself, just in case. I sometimes have discussions re firearms w/ relatives ,just to give my .02 cents worth.
I don't regret it at all, and actually enjoyi shooting at the range1x/week.
Slowly building up my collection, but wifey doesn't know about it!.I don't have any other vices so I can save up for the pistols(and for my 5 kids!)
Joe
Hey Doc, welcome to the forums!!!

Greetings to you at the East Indies from a colleague at the West Indies. :-B-:

Ever had a disgruntled client whisper into your ear "member mah face Doc cuz I'm gonna git yah!", and next day find him next to you in line at the grocery store? :eek:

Enough to send you to the local gun dealer for a CCW application!!! :---
 

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Hey Docs Dominguez and jogonmd95 --

Maybe you'd prefer to start another thread, but what ARE the CCW regs in PR and PI?
 
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Hi there,
Here in PI, the CCW lic. Is called PTC(PERMIT TO CARRY),which I have. I carry my OACP .45 daily and leave it in my soft nylon bag in my clinic. I don’t carry it while doing rounds in the hospital which is closeby from the clinic. So far, no irate patients threatening me!!But have had colleagues stabbed,shot and killed by BGs in the parking lots in other hospitals. You’ll never know.
 
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jogonmd95 said:
Hi there,
Here in PI, the CCW lic. Is called PTC(PERMIT TO CARRY),which I have. I carry my OACP .45 daily and leave it in my soft nylon bag in my clinic. I don’t carry it while doing rounds in the hospital which is closeby from the clinic. So far, no irate patients threatening me!!But have had colleagues stabbed,shot and killed by BGs in the parking lots in other hospitals. You’ll never know.
Recently in Savannah, GA a person exiting a large hospital was shot and robbed. Fortunately he lived, being close to expert medical care. It just so happened he was a male nurse- doesn't matter, could have been anyone.
There just aren't enough law enforcement officers to protect everyone.
Sad- but true.

Welcome to the Forum. :-B-:
 
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