This is a discussion on Discussion with my Dr. about "One Bad Apple" within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by aric Did you verify this with local records? Sounds like the doctor had a canned response story for the sign. I have ...
I suspect she does not have a good background in "guns." In her shoes I would probably do the same thing.
It doesn't take many bad apples to ruin it for everyone. Sometimes one is enough.
I'll think about the offer to take her to the range. This might be easier to do if she was a guy.
One thing I didn't point out in my original post is that she said this facility does have internal undercover security.
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Ask her this:
If one of her surgery patients dies on the table ( has a 'poor outcome' is how Doctors like to say it), will she stop doing surgery? Will she only take the cases that are survivable? Or will she work that much harder to save all her patients. Can she predict which of her patients is at risk for heart attack before the first visit?
As an educated woman, I would hope she could appreciate the corollary.
"Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18
Guns Save Lives. Paramedics Save Lives. But...
Paramedics With Guns Scare People!
Well man, as a native for 24 years, I'm sad to say I'm not surprised that happened in Memphis. I'm just glad I got out of that city forever
The doctor's opinion is conceptually in conflict with sharing the road with "licensed" drivers. If one licensed driver created a problem once, why not prevent licensed drivers from using the parking lot outside the office?
If one "licensed" doctor caused a "medical misadventure" once, why would she be in a practice with another licensed doctor?
Obviously these are logical extremes, but they illustrate the fallacy of her thinking.
A license of any sort works as a filter - it's a screen of sorts, but not an absolute guarantee. It just biases the odds in favor of a particular outcome.
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Assuming that every CCW Holder is going to act crazy and brandish a firearm is Prejudice. There are just a few Bad Apples.
Assuming that every Criminal / Thug on the street is a threat to my safety is NOT Prejudice because thats what they do. They are all Bad Apples.
So if I'm robbed and decide to carry a gun its not that I'm now prejudiced against criminals its that my eyes were opened.
Now if I decide to carry a gun because my neighborhood is, or I'm going to an area that is primarily Black or Hispanic. Then THAT is Prejudice.
Exodus 22:2 "If a thief is caught breaking in and is struck so that he dies, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed"
Like plane crashes, every such and similar CCW incident will be sensational, and will be featured on newspaper pages and local TV news shows...for maybe two minutes or so...no in-depth interviews or news.