The NP Threat

This is not appropriate. Not even as a joke. And in today’s climate, you have to worry how serious these people are.

Or am we reading too much this?

  11 comments for “The NP Threat

  1. Mamadoc
    September 4, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    Remind me not to get sick in Montana

  2. Kurt
    September 2, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    I’m sorry. That cartoon is totally tasteless. See Doug, no cuss words here!

  3. Steve O'
    September 1, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    That cartoon really got some depth to it. There are gun owners who I’ll stand next to on the firing line, who don’t worry me a bit. And there’s some fools who aren’t safe with a sharpened pencil. That National Firearm Association doesn’t give a whit about safety, but about sales. A nitwit pays the same for a firearm as a responsible owner. It’s all about the Benjamins.
    The cartoonist who drew that sketch clearly has never handled a 1911 or even seen one up close – that’s a silly mashup of a semiauto pistol drawn from half-remembered gangsta videos.
    The gun handler is even worse. There’s a hell of a difference between holding a gun, and using it responsibly. Jeff Cooper’s Rules apply to medicine as well.
    #1) Every decision you make is locked and loaded. Take your job seriously.
    #2) You have responsibility for everyone you treat. What you do can cause life or death.
    #3) (addressed in my previous comment).
    #4) What is it you are trying to hit? You don’t give antibiotics or steroids to “turn someone around. You are using your skill to silence a dangerous threat to your patient. Giving someone a drug that you don’t understand, is negligence.
    …Sure, lots of people get drunk and fiddle around with their guns, and go shooting them off the porch at the neighbor’s fence. Just because there are idiots doesn’t mean we have to put up with them. Some practitioners can sprinkle cure dust on a patient and think they are really impressive. Doesn’t mean they won’t leave a trail of injured or dead patients. This ain’t a game.

    • Martha Clark, RN
      September 1, 2020 at 10:41 pm

      Great post! You’re absolutely right! Wish more people were as serious about firearms – and patients – as you are in your comment.

    • PW
      September 2, 2020 at 7:06 am

      They’re going to shoot themselves in the foot on this one.

      • Martha Clark, RN
        September 2, 2020 at 7:45 am


  4. Martha C
    September 1, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    No, you are NOT overreacting.

    That isn’t even funny. I have a great sense of humor, but there is a time and place.

    Bringing guns into the picture, really?. You’re THAT motivated to practice independently that you want to kill? That’s what guns do. What is wrong with these people?!

  5. Jesse Belville,PA-C
    September 1, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Poor gun safety,and when an NP opened her practice here in Sidney,MT. several folks ended up at ER with life threatening problems.. Took about a year to get that almost stopped.
    That np is still practicing 5 years later but at a reduced level. May be she has begun to learn.
    May be not!


  6. arthur gindin
    September 1, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    NOT TOO much!

  7. Steve O'
    September 1, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    Finger off the trigger until gunsight on the target. Inexperience kills.

  8. PW
    September 1, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Well she’s not even practicing good gun safety.

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