Not to sound like a rabid anti-dentite, but no one likes to go to the dentist. Especially if he’s planning to excavate. If you pack a pistol, though, here’s some sound advice from the Clark County (Ohio) Sheriff’s office:
If you’re going to a doctor’s office where you might be put under some kind of medication that might alter your mental status … you might not want to carry a weapon.
As someone who pops a few Valium before any procedure involving a needle, I know from experience that I operate at far less than full warp capabilities for hours after the doc’s done his worst.
Sadly, a Dayton man didn’t consider what might ensue if you carry while under the influence. As nbc4i.com reports,
72-year-old James White was under nitrous oxide at New Carlisle Dental Group when he thought he heard his phone ring, went to grab it, but accidentally grabbed his pistol and fired the weapon, sending a bullet through his hand and grazing his stomach. …
An employee of the New Carlisle Dental Group said the employees were “shaken up,” but also know it was absolutely an accident.
We’re glad it wasn’t more serious and trust Mr. White’s making a full recovery. Still, he’s more than deserving of a new piece of hardware which, we can only hope, will remind him — and everyone else who reads this tale of woe — to leave his mohaska at home next time he’s due to be sedated. The life you save could be your own.