From The Columbus Dispatch...
Not much of an article to draw much of a conclusion or an opinion on. From what comments generated from the masses on it indicate from some submitters, some of these pain clinics may be shaddy and hiring thugs with weapons as guards against other thugs that may want to rob them. I guess in that situation I may want to be armed also. On the other hand, if you think that there may be shenanigans going on in one of these places and there are guns involved on their end maybe going in undercover and obtaining enough evidence to get a search warrant with the police present may be a better alternative. I am not a investigator or LEO, but this seems a bit safer alternative.
State medical board might arm its investigators
Friday, July 29, 2011 03:05 AM
By Alan Johnson
The Columbus Dispatch
Investigators for the State Medical Board of Ohio might need to be armed, Executive Director Richard Whitehouse said.
He said he met with his 20 investigators recently. No specific proposal has been made, but Whitehouse said his employees enter dangerous situations unarmed. He cited pain clinics as an example where they often encounter armed employees.
Ohio Auditor Dave Yost recently obtained approval to arm four of his investigators.
Some see this as the beginning of a new Police State, others see it as an indication of just how bad things are in society when even medical professionals go way afoul of the law. I see it as...well, a bit of good and bad in both ways I guess. I am all for giving our law enforcement and investigators the tools they need to do their job safely, but as the recent North Canton incident indicates, sometimes that people we may need to watch out for are the ones behind the badge and the gun. Honestly folks, there are going to be good and bad people in any position of authority like a medical investigator, cop or even soldier. But to deny the broad classification of all of them proper protections without due cause to not to is akin to denying the citizenry to go unarmed because of some biased feeling by the government. The government governs by the will of the people, not the people being governed by the will of the Government. Sometimes I think we lose sight of that fact that in reality we are one in the same...or at least we should be.