Sometimes I just have quick questions I'd like to get some feedback on but I feel like I just can't put in the Everything Else forum and they're not really worth a thread of their own here. So here's one to get started with:
I recently saw a former friend of mine passing around one of those online petitions and they wrote a passionate little personal endorsement for it before sending it around. The purpose was to get a law passed that would allow paramedics and firefighters to carry firearms.
My question is... why? In what situation am I going to need a paramedic to start a shootout with armed villains? The argument was that they were first responders and could be in hostile situations, but isn't that what the police are for? It just made me realize what a gun obsessed culture we live in where we even want our EMTs to be armed with deadly force.