But there’s a rule against that!

 

You're entering a gun-free zone, pahdna!

You’re entering a gun-free zone, pahdna!

Doctor who shot mental patient kept  gun under his desk in direct violation of hospital policy and regulations. Of course, the patient had carried his own gun into the hospital, and used it to kill his caseworker, but these rules are designed for the law abiding, not the wicked.

The hospital horror unfolded on Thursday afternoon when patient Plotts arrived at the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital with [his case worker Theresa] Hunt where they met Dr. Silverman in an office at the psychiatric unit on the third floor of the hospital.

Once inside, the calamitious series of events began with a heated argument that ended with Hunt being fatally shot in the head, Dr. Silverman also suffering a hit to the head and Plotts critically wounded after two gunshot wounds to the torso and one to his arm.

It was Dr. Silverman’s quick reaction that saved lives and police have hailed him as a hero for stopping Plotts before he could embark on a gun rampage.

Yeadon Police Chief Donald Molineux said that ‘without a doubt, I believe the doctor saved lives.’ ‘Without that firearm, this guy (the patient) could have went out in the hallway and just walked down the offices until he ran out of ammunition,’ the chief said.

Yeah well, wait ’til the hospital disciplinary board gets a hold of Dr. Silverman.

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3 responses to “But there’s a rule against that!

  1. nevertheless, better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.

  2. CSN

    For every one story of someone saving others’ lives because he had a gun, there are dozens (hundreds?) of stories of the gun being stolen, or wrestled away,or used deliberately to kill and so on and so forth.