posted on Sep, 25 2017 @ 06:35 PM
This week, I started a thread about concealed carry preferences, and it was brought up a 1st Responder who carries a firearm, is a form of oxymoron.
Well…this gives me an opportunity to explain some things. I may not respond to comments, but needed to put this out there for discussion.
An EMT and Emergency Response Team member, my specialty is Medical Triage Assessment, certified in Advanced Disaster Life Support by F.E.M.A./ Dept.
of Homeland Security, Universities of Michigan, Michigan State, Wayne State, the American Red Cross and American Heart Association among other
organizations. I have also received the Presidential Service Award.
I am licensed to carry firearms, but never when responding. It’s not allowed. I believe in the Constitution and defending and preserving life. If I
HAD to use force against someone…I’d also be the one to get down and save that life if I could, and would even put myself in the line of fire for
another. Thats just me. There is a great difference here in having to use deadly force, and saving one from it’s after effects. I know some may not
understand. You don’t have to. The one perpetrating the violence and the one who deals with the results, does.
Some things about firearms are actually quite simple, but deadly serious in the consequences of using them. These are basic and simple to understand
from CPL/CCW training, but there are in fact many more to learn about.
1. Never carry a firearm unless you are prepared to use it if necessary.
2. Never draw your weapon unless you intend to fire it.
3. Never fire it unless you intend to shoot someone.
4. Never shoot someone you’re not intending on stopping or worse, killing. The consequences of either are dire and extreme and life altering.
Friends…I won’t live forever no matter what actions I do or don’t do. But if I can save a life and prevent violence with force and have no other
way…I won’t hesitate. I just wanted to clear this issue up a bit, and explain the desire to save lives...even if it was caused by my own or others
actions in defense of life. All lives matter…
As long as criminals have guns…so will the good guys… and 1st Responders will be there for you…every time. If you read this far? Thank you.
God Best to all, Stay Safe Always….