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Which civilian occupation is most dangerous?

This is a discussion on Which civilian occupation is most dangerous? within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by thinkat LEO, while all of us would imagine is a very dangerous job, it's not in the top 10. From Forbes magazine. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinkat View Post
    LEO, while all of us would imagine is a very dangerous job, it's not in the top 10.

    From Forbes magazine.
    Those seem to be more deaths related to industrial accidents such as having a tree fall on you or falling from a building frame. I think the question being asked is who is most likely to need their weapon in self defense from another human-danger element.


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    EMS/Medics, unfortunately most are not allowed to carry
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    Dangerous Occupations

    Over the road truck drivers. Most of my drivers either carry or have one loaded in the cab or sleeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott Laird View Post
    Over the road truck drivers. Most of my drivers either carry or have one loaded in the cab or sleeper.
    I heard that was a very big NO NO under DOT regs. Not to mention various laws from state to state.
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    In wichita, most of our schools grades 6-12 have school resource officers at them. So, as far as my city goes, I think having teachers carrying could potentially complicate a situation. My father is in the real estate business, and I can agree that it can be a dangerous profession. Before I joined the force, I worked for my dad, maintaining properties he bought and such. He buys at wholesale prices from individuals that are usually having financial problems. Sometimes, there would be people that didn't agree with the deal we had with the owner (mad family members), and we would be in the middle of a fight. I went to do work on them after my father closed on the properties, and there were several situation were I needed to have a gun if a disagreement went south.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolarBear View Post
    I heard that was a very big NO NO under DOT regs. Not to mention various laws from state to state.
    DOT regs do not address weapons in any manner. I quit cross country driving and went to a regional firm in order to be able to carry legally. Some companies disallow it too. My routes were in the following states Tx, La, Ms, Al, FL, Ga, Tn, Ky, all of which recognized my Fl CCL. Never had a problem.
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    Stop & robs AND repo. For sure.
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    Prostitutes should carry but I donít know how they would on the job. Maybe a shoulder holster would work. Retention would also be difficult do to the physically active nature of the job and the close proximity of clients.

    Sex for hire is legal here in Nevada except in the more populated areas, such as the counties that Las Vegas and Reno are in.

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    Loggers/timber workers.
    Commercial fishers.
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    Car salesmen believe it or not. In our area, car salesmen have to ride in the car with the potential buyer. A few years ago, a salesman was robbed of the car he was showing and killed. Also, newspaper people. I know a lady who delivers papers at 4am and carries a gun because she collects money from the machines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PolarBear View Post
    EMS/Medics, unfortunately most are not allowed to carry
    Nurses/Doctors aren't either. I worked with a doctor who carried illegaly. He really only told me b/c we got in a conversation about rifles one day. Funny thing is that the Doctor was the most Liberal person I've ever met, last person I would ever expect to be armed. I've thought about it, day after we had several armed men in our hospital looking for someone they just capped. And I'm sure if I was discovered the local LEO's probally wouldn't care as most of them are my shooting buddies. But really that puts a tarnish on CCL holders, what if I missed and hit someone else. That would just be some ammuntion for liberals, an illegal carry and an injured innocent. I guess I'll have to just keep writting my congressman for now.

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    Which civilian occupation is most dangerous?

    Hookers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    Repo

    Yea, I was thinking repo too/

    1 am and a guy comes out of his house only to find that you are "stealing" his car. Low on cash and now he can't get to work... not a good combination.
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