What About the Health Care Professionals (Blue Label)

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  1. Tickhill

    Tickhill Eternity: Smoking or Non-Smoking

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  2. 5.4 Shelby

    5.4 Shelby

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    I started this thread hoping to see some appreciation for the health care professionals. There has been some of that. Frankly, I am surprised that there wasn't more. I guess most people don't understand how front line we are. We don't "kick down the doors", but, we take care of them from then on. It doesn't end with kicking in the door. We are present in the event of a potential retaliation. We are the ones telling them they can't have any more narcotics. I had one follow me home once. In the last few years at least 2 physicians have been killed in their homes in my state. Many of my nurses have been stalked by patients. These are all job related hazards.

    And, we are the ones that heal/save the LEO, firefighters, etc. that are injured in the line of duty. We have a great working relationship with the local heroes. We also save the BGs without bias. Sometimes, we get sued after saving them.

    We aren't stressed, untrained cowboys with control issues. I go to the range at least once a week to learn my firearms and perfect my ability with them. I take training classes. I compete in GSSF matches. When you see the damage the weapons do, you learn to respect them.

    Anyway, thanks to those that appreciate and understand the situation.
     
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  3. Cracker007

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    I’m a mechanic. I carry at work. I make decent money and glocks are cheap. Don’t need no stinking discount.
     
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  4. norcalAF

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    They should extend it to toilet paper truck drivers as well.
     
  5. Dribear

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    The simplest way to get blue label pricing is to sign up for GSSF, if you are not apart of the rest of the list of occupations.
     
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    I think firearm instructors should get the blue label as well hell don’t know why ems or fire do they can’t even carry on the job


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    And I can say that because I have been all 3


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  8. fg17

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    Hell yes they should get the blue label discount. I’d give them combat pay.

    We give vets up to 39k a year for life plus other perks for PTSD and other minor aches and pain, and we’re arguing about a blue label discount. LOL.
     
  9. BuckeyeGlock77

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    I had emailed them directly with respect to adding school security employees as an eligible blue label, as many school employees are now serving in security roles to protect students.

    They responded that they had full time security personnel listed. I think they missed my point on teachers, aides, bus drivers who are carrying covertly to serve.

    I didn’t respond back. Figured it was a no go for them.
     
  10. norcalAF

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    Wow, if I posted how I really feel about this, I would be banned
     
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  11. 5.4 Shelby

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    Absolutely agree. They should do that just for marketing if nothing else. Students see that the instructor uses a Glock, they are going to want a Glock.
     
  12. SARDG

    SARDG Florida's Left Coast

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    You clearly understand nothing about military retirement, and less about PTSD and disabled veterans - or perhaps any disability.
     
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    Myself and every male member of my immediate family going back to WW1 has served In the US Military. I’m not talking about retirement at all. I’m talking about one deployment, some with no combat deployments. And I do not have a problem with it, just stating a fact.

    https://www.va.gov/disability/compensation-rates/veteran-rates/

    Basic rates for monthly payments—all rates in $ U.S. dollars
    Dependent status 70% disability rating 80% disability rating 90% disability rating 100% disability rating
    Veteran with child only(no spouse or parents) 1,507.17 1,749.80 1,966.96 3,221.85
    With 1 child and spouse(no parents) 1,636.17 1,897.80 2,132.96 3,406.04
    With 1 child, spouse and 1 parent 1,733.17 2,008.80 2,257.96 3,545.02
    With 1 child, spouse and 2 parents 1,830.17 2,119.80 2,382.96 3,684.00
    With 1 child and 1 parent 1,604.17 1,860.80 2,091.96 3,360.83
    With 1 child and 2 parents (no spouse) 1,701.17 1,971.80 2,216.96 3,499.81
    Added amounts—all rates in $ U.S. dollars
    Dependent status 70% disability rating 80% disability rating 90% disability rating 100% disability rating
    Each additional child under age 18 60.00 68.00 77.00 86.05
    Each additional child over age 18 in a qualifying school program 194.00 222.00 250.00 277.96
    Spouse receiving Aid and Attendance 111.00 127.00 143.00 158.82
     
  14. mmcbeat

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    Way too much drama over a $100 discount.
     
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    Obvious troll is obvious
     
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    I know all about disability payments. I am a disabled veteran and the third female alone in my extended family to serve during wartime. Not enough fingers and toes to count the men in my extended family who served during wartime - my Dad in the Battle of the Bulge. And I retired as a civilian from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
     
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  17. familyman357

    familyman357 I'd be more cynical, but my apathy prevents it.

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    Boy oh boy, everybody wants to be special.


    I appreciate the people in the medical field (my wife is one of them), but considering that they don't have to buy (or even carry) a gun to work it's really ludicrous to ask for a job-related discount from a firearm manufacturer. The same goes for EMTs and firefighters, in my opinion, but I'm not going to try to tell Glock how to run its company.

    "First receivers", holy smoke. How about the guys who wheel the discharged patient to the curb? After all, they're the "first dischargers"!

    Obviously, I'm having a little fun here, but I would hope that you don't need a gun manufacturer to give you a discount to feel appreciated or valued. It isn't a litmus test. In the end, almost EVERY job is important to society as a whole in SOME way. If the job didn't have value, it most likely wouldn't exist. I applaud everybody who gets up every day, goes in to work, and is a productive member of society. That said, jobs with physical danger attached to them tend to get more love... and that's okay.
     
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    While I agree, the doctors keep taking in the neck/wallet wherever they go, conferences, insurance, memberships, etc.

    CNA, and housekeeping don’t get near the recognition they deserve.
     
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    Sorry I hurt your feelings.

    But your extension of my ambivalence to the OP's question to an ambivalence towards covid-19 victims was just kind of ignorant.
     
  20. FireMedic-50

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    Join GSSF.

    Blue Label is for First Responders/Field Personnel.

    A RN in an ER is not a first responder.

    Love you guys, all the respect in the world.
     
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