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Old 11-25-2009, 12:18 PM   #1
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One of the ER physicians I work with, who has to have only the best, bought a Benelli M4 Super90 Police shotgun through one of the cops he knows. He paid $1500 for it.

When he got it he thought they had forgotten to include the magazine with the gun until someone told him that this particular shotgun does not have a magazine.

He then wanted to know where and how one loads it and where do the empty shells eject from, the bottom?

Bless his heart, he is trying, but what would you call someone who'd pay $1500 for a shotgun that he doesn't know how to load much less operate?

One of the other physicians recently got a 40 cal Glock, not sure of which model, but he was trying to describe something to me and called the barrel "the smoke-stack".

Ya know and I hate to say it, but some people probably don't need to own guns!!!

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Old 11-25-2009, 12:34 PM   #2
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but what would you call someone who'd pay $1500 for a shotgun that he doesn't know how to load much less operate?
My dad would have referred to him as an "educated idiot".
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Sounds like them docs may soon wind up being patients in their own ER.

You might want to drop a hint or two about a Introduction to Firearms handling class.

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One of the ER physicians I work with, who has to have only the best, bought a Benelli M4 Super90 Police shotgun through one of the cops he knows. He paid $1500 for it.

When he got it he thought they had forgotten to include the magazine with the gun until someone told him that this particular shotgun does not have a magazine.

He then wanted to know where and how one loads it and where do the empty shells eject from, the bottom?

Bless his heart, he is trying, but what would you call someone who'd pay $1500 for a shotgun that he doesn't know how to load much less operate?

One of the other physicians recently got a 40 cal Glock, not sure of which model, but he was trying to describe something to me and called the barrel "the smoke-stack".

Ya know and I hate to say it, but some people probably don't need to own guns!!!
As a doctor myself I would say this is not the norm for the other doc's I know. There is actually a dental forum that I belong to that had a thread on dentist's that carry and there were well over 100 responses!
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These same people spend $80,000 on a car they really know little about. Does anyone even read owners manuals anymore? Sounds like a market for teaching basic skills to rich folks. One of these days I am going to figure out how to teach common sense. THEN, I'll be one of them "rich folks"

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Putting guns in the hands of people like the two ER docs is about as dangerous as putting a plumber in an operating room with a scalpel in his hands. Relying on a gun for protection and not knowing how to use is a damn good way to get ones self killed. When push comes to shove I doubt that either doc would have what it takes to actually kill another human being. Statistics show that even during the thick of combat only one out of seven are actually aiming at an opponent. We have several guns in the house but our main line of home defense is a 107 lb Doberman loving called The Land Shark.

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I happen to be a retired person with a PhD in Abnormal Psychology who worked with both local and federal law enforcement for over 25 years. My point was that even though the ER docs were well-educated and successful persons their comments showed that they did not posses the common sense or training to own or handle firearms. Among my colleagues I know at least seven or eight well-educated, brilliant, very successful people who it would scare the hell out of me to put a gun in their hands.

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I happen to be a retired person with a PhD in Abnormal Psychology who worked with both local and federal law enforcement for over 25 years. My point was that even though the ER docs were well-educated and successful persons their comments showed that they did not posses the common sense or training to own or handle firearms. Among my colleagues I know at least seven or eight well-educated, brilliant, very successful people who it would scare the hell out of me to put a gun in their hands.
Sorry I reread it and noticed you said 2 ER docs.....my bad
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Sorry you misunderstood the point I was making. I had no intention to put down doctors as a class but only the gross stupidity they exhibited as far as the use and ownership of lethal weapons goes.

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