If you need a firearm to go to the dentist, you’re either seeing the wrong dentist or something’s about to go horribly wrong in your life.
A New Carlisle, Ohio, man learned this the hard way when something did go wrong when he took his firearm to the dentist’s office — and, of course, wound up shooting himself.
This year, there’s been over 37,000 instances of gun violence in the United States. And earlier this week, that number increased by one when 72-year-old James White shot himself . . . at the dentists’ office.
While he was being put under nitrous oxide at the New Carlisle Dental Group, reports the local NBC affiliate, he thought he heard his phone ring. He reached for the phone but accidentally grabbed his pistol.
The result was a bullet through his hand that grazed his stomach.
Thankfully, nobody else was injured in the shooting. And while Mr. White had a concealed carry permit, there were signs up all over the office asking individuals not to bring their firearms onto the premises.
Speaking to the affiliate, a neighbor to the dentist office said:
If you’re going to be put under nitrous, then you think twice about taking your gun into the dental office.
Words to live by.
What boggles my mind is why he felt the need to take it in the first place. There’s no reason to. You’re not in any danger. I assure you that there aren’t violent roving Mad Max-style gangs driving through the streets of New Carlisle, Ohio. And if there are, nobody needs or wants you to be a hero. You’ll get in the way of the police and probably cause more casualties, like what happened during the Gabby Gifford shooting.
Sgt. Christina Evans-Fisher of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office noted that:
Going into a doctor’s office where you might be placed under some kind of medication, you might not want to carry a weapon in there. Think of your safety and the safety of those around you.
But that’d require them to think of something other than their “rights,” and I’m not sure they can do that. We all know what they want gets put well above everyone else, because they’re just that important. That’s how these entitled egg-shell princes roll.
There are warnings on medication telling people not to operate heavy machinery while under their influence. Only in America do we apparently need labels warning people not to use firearms while under the influence of these medications, as well.
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