Nurses Who Love Guns? - page 2

Couldn't find the exact spot for this one as there isn't an off topic section (or did I miss it), but any nurses who love guns here? I love hunting and shooting! I only have a couple guns, a 12... Read More

  1. by   Tetra
    Quote from soutthpaw
    I don't "love" guns, but i enjoy shooting mine. I would really like to do more sporting clays, skeet, trap etc. Ammo is expensive though, so I have switched over to target archery the last year.
    I was having a hard time getting 22 mag ammo the last few years, so I'm feeling ya on the cost front. I buy just a couple boxes at a time and shoot very little, but more deliberate target practice.

    Sporting clays would be cool. Never done that before, but I sure can hit a canada goose!
  2. by   C0SM0
    Wow, it sure doesn't take much to get some people fired up on this site. One thing I wish people would understand is that just because someone owns firearms doesn't make them an ultra-conservative, Alt right, gun nut who thinks the world would be better off with guns, guns, and more guns.

    I spent eight years in the Army and had the opportunity to experience everything from the standard M16 to the M2 Browning .50 cal. Personally, I only own two firearms; a Glock 23 for protection and a Ruger SR22 for recreational shooting. Fortunately, .22 LR rounds are much easier to come by now than in the past.
  3. by   That Guy
    I have a little bit of everything. Love shooting. It keeps me sane on the days off.
  4. by   Purple_roses
    Quote from C0SM0
    Wow, it sure doesn't take much to get some people fired up on this site. One thing I wish people would understand is that just because someone owns firearms doesn't make them an ultra-conservative, Alt right, gun nut who thinks the world would be better off with guns, guns, and more guns.

    I spent eight years in the Army and had the opportunity to experience everything from the standard M16 to the M2 Browning .50 cal. Personally, I only own two firearms; a Glock 23 for protection and a Ruger SR22 for recreational shooting. Fortunately, .22 LR rounds are much easier to come by now than in the past.
    I think people are getting upset because this guy just popped up out of the blue with posts entitled "Healthcare is Not a Right" and now this one. He's clearly picking inflammatory topics.
  5. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from brownbook
    The nurse who founded Allnurses shot his family and himself. No I do not like guns. You are a provocateur. I will suggest administrators move this post to the break room under politics.
    That's such a heavily-censored topic on this site that I wouldn't expect anyone to be aware of it. In fact, I'm shocked (and impressed) that your post has survived thus far.
  6. by   AlabamaBelle
    I find my range time very therapeutic. I do have a CCW. I have 2 guns with me at all times ( not in my work facility). Guns are but one of many weapons. Just look at cars and the idiots behind the wheel. Knives are dangerous. Fists are pretty dangerous as well. Quite the little merry go round.
  7. by   SummitRN
    Plenty of nurses enjoy firearms, but I think less than the average population. While 3 out of 5 households in the US have guns, gun ownership rates among men are ~50% higher than women and nurses are ~90% female.

    Of course, you are going to get some emotional responses on this topic...
  8. by   NurseCard
    Quote from soutthpaw
    I don't "love" guns, but i enjoy shooting mine. I would really like to do more sporting clays, skeet, trap etc. Ammo is expensive though, so I have switched over to target archery the last year.
    Sweet! My daughter is a competitive archer. I'm very proud of her.
  9. by   traumaRUs
    Moved to the Lounge
  10. by   Tetra
    Quote from Purple_roses
    I think people are getting upset because this guy just popped up out of the blue with posts entitled "Healthcare is Not a Right" and now this one. He's clearly picking inflammatory topics.
    No, it's actually true, people on this forum are mega sensitive. I'm sorry, it's true. If you said I was some rude jerk... fine, but all I did was create a topic. lol
  11. by   C0SM0
    Quote from Purple_roses
    I think people are getting upset because this guy just popped up out of the blue with posts entitled "Healthcare is Not a Right" and now this one. He's clearly picking inflammatory topics.
    You may very well be correct. In that event, I think it's important to remember rule number one when it comes to internet message boards; NEVER feed the troll. People like that enjoy creating social discord and take great pleasure in knowing others are annoyed or angered by their posts. The only way to deny them that pleasure is by ignoring them altogether. Don't get sucked into their game and I guarantee you they will eventually take their antics elsewhere.

    Now, I am not saying this individual is or is not trolling. But for those that are convinced he is, responding with anger is giving him exactly what he wants.
  12. by   toomuchbaloney
    We don't love our guns anymore than we love our chainsaws, snow machines/ATVs, or boats but they are all really helpful in having a successful hunt.
  13. by   Ted
    Quote from Tetra
    Couldn't find the exact spot for this one as there isn't an off topic section (or did I miss it), but any nurses who love guns here?

    I love hunting and shooting! I only have a couple guns, a 12 gauge and a 22 mag, but I shoot as much as I can.

    Anyone else?
    As a kid (too many years ago), I used to enjoy target shooting with my friend using his dad's 22 rifle. Every so often, I think about purchasing a rifle and pistol for target shooting.

    As for hunting? The only time I did any kind of "hunting" was fishing as a pre-teen and teenager. No guns were used, of course. But I learned how to clean and cook my own fish. I thought that was pretty cool at the time. Now?!? All I can think is "Yuck"! Don't even want to think about handling the guts (like I used to do when I was a kid). LOL!

    I live in a fairly rural area with LOTS of hunters, of course. There are many families that are "just getting by" financially, and rely on the venison for food. There are lots and lots and lots of deer around these parts, as one can imagine. I killed one once. It wasn't with the gun, though. I was driving home from work after a crazy-busy 12 hour shift (nights), and I swerved to avoid hitting a freakin' some small rodent (hamster?). Instead, I freakin' hit the poor deer. It was dead, and the car had big dents on the passenger side.

    By the way. . . I've seen as many as a dozen deer at a time (I think they're call a herd of deer?) walk through our property. Cute little things. During these past few of years, they've been feasting on my wife's flowers. At first they'd eat just the hostas. Apparent the deer think that hostas are sweet-tasting candy. LATELY, they've been eating my wife's rose bushes. Not good! She's tried everything to discourage the deer from eating her beloved plants. So. . . we've invited our hunting friends to come up and get some venison. Heck, all they'd have to do is sit on our lounge chairs on the front porch and take it easy. Eventually a deer will come up for dinner. We even offered our hunter friends drinks! And we were only half-kidding! LOL! So, if YOU are interested, come up our way, sit down and relax with your feet up and gun ready, and catch some venison. Iced coffee will be provided you. Heck we'll even put out a radio for the tunes! (I'm only half-kidding. LOL!)

    Look Dinner! Photo taken right off my front porch! (I was inside at the time.)

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    Last edit by Ted on Sep 9

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