Question about guns in EMS

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TheJaneTrain

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Hello everyone,

I am hopefully going to join the EMS force in a couple of years, and I have a question.

Are EMT's, etc, allowed to carry concealed guns while on duty?

Thanks!

Jane
 
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Linuss

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Typically, no. Most hospitals are off limits gun wise, and employers sometimes have rules against it as well.



While it SHOULD technically be allowed, it won't happen any time soon.
 

Linuss

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I see. It is too bad that they do not allow them. Thanks for the reply!

Agreed, and it's sad that many here think it's more important to not look like cops than it is to protect themselves in a life threatening situation, but alas...
 

Handsome Robb

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I think there are better alternatives to firearms in EMS.

I'm from Nevada, I'm pro gun but I still see no reason for me to carry at work and I don't work in the nicest of cities. There are definitely worse ones out there but we have our fair share of gang violence and other violent crimes.
 

Linuss

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I think there are better alternatives to firearms in EMS.
I don't. It shouldn't matter what my job is in relation to if I can protect myself from someone trying to take my life. It's not like CCW holder draw down on every single person that raises their voice at them.
 

Handsome Robb

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I don't. It shouldn't matter what my job is in relation to if I can protect myself from someone trying to take my life. It's not like CCW holder draw down on every single person that raises their voice at them.

Agreed but can you not see some of the jackwagons we work with doing so?

This is a topic that never ends well lol
 

Linuss

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Agreed but can you not see some of the jackwagons we work with doing so?

This is a topic that never ends well lol

What others do or do not do should have no bearing on my Constitutional rights. If they break the law, they should pay, not me.
 

Handsome Robb

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What others do or do not do should have no bearing on my Constitutional rights. If they break the law, they should pay, not me.

Agreed 100%

I just know a few coworkers that have absolutely no business carrying a gun.
 

JPINFV

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I don't. It shouldn't matter what my job is in relation to if I can protect myself from someone trying to take my life. It's not like CCW holder draw down on every single person that raises their voice at them.
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9igSoJHEdUo[/YOUTUBE]


...and that was open carry.
 

Linuss

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The Tueller drill is well known to people who do their due dilligence with concealed carry.


Sure, while we are nearly always within 21 feet of someone by the time they decide they want to attack us, that doesn't mean I need to just give up and not have a way of fighting back, does it? Wouldn't you prefer to have a gun in a knife fight, even if they had the drop on you?
 

JPINFV

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The Tueller drill is well known to people who do their due dilligence with concealed carry.


Sure, while we are nearly always within 21 feet of someone by the time they decide they want to attack us, that doesn't mean I need to just give up and not have a way of fighting back, does it? Wouldn't you prefer to have a gun in a knife fight, even if they had the drop on you?


I'd prefer to have proper self defense training to deflect the attack with bare hands... in contrast to being killed because I'm too busy trying to draw a concealed firearm. In a tactical sense, firearms aren't always a trump card.
 

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I'd prefer to have proper self defense training to deflect the attack with bare hands... in contrast to being killed because I'm too busy trying to draw a concealed firearm. In a tactical sense, firearms aren't always a trump card.

And no one has stated otherwise, which is why it behooves people to be somewhat proficient in multiple ways to defend themselves.


But that doesn't mean we shouldn't be allowed to carry, concealed or otherwise.
 

medic417

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Linuss save your keypad theres no convincing people, you'll just get blisters on your fingers.
 

Linuss

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Linuss save your keypad theres no convincing people, you'll just get blisters on your fingers.

I know, I know, so many people hate the Constitution, but it's still fun to be right at times ^_^
 

Aidey

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There is a HUGE difference between "hating the Constitution" and thinking that something is unnecessary. It falls into the just because you can do something doesn't mean it is a good idea category.
 

JPINFV

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I know, I know, so many people hate the Constitution, but it's still fun to be right at times ^_^


Physics is unconstitutional, and therefore, unamerican!
 

Linuss

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There is a HUGE difference between "hating the Constitution" and thinking that something is unnecessary. It falls into the just because you can do something doesn't mean it is a good idea category.

How is having the ability to defend your life unnecessary?
 

medic417

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And (as I add blisters to my fingers) no one said it was the first or only way a person would choose to defend themselves. It just becomes another tool that you have as an option. Just like on the ambulance we have many items that will not be used often but when needed isn't nice to have the option to use it?
 

bahnrokt

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NRA member and a CC holder. I see no reason to carry on the ambulance.

Your primary tools to defuse a situation is your mouth and your partner. Unless someone calls 911 with the express intent to murder an EMT, you need to try pretty hard to get into a situation where you need a gun. I've been on calls where situations escalated to the point of LEOs having to draw. But in everyone of those situations the EMT made mistakes in dealing with the pt that caused the situation to go bad.
 
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