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Here’s How An Armed, Hero Doctor Was Honored For Saving Lives In A Hospital
Coach is Right ^ | 7/27/14 | Doug Book

Posted on 07/27/2014 10:45:33 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax

On July 24th, Dr. Lee Silverman, a Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Psychiatrist from Darby, Pennsylvania saved the lives of uncounted hospital workers and patients by shooting Richard Plotts, a mentally disturbed patient and felon. While in Silverman’s office, Plotts pulled a hidden gun and killed Theresa Hunt, a 53 year old hospital caseworker who had accompanied Plotts to Dr. Silverman’s office. Upon the shot being fired by Plotts, Silverman ducked behind his desk, pulled a pistol he keeps in a drawer and returned fire, hitting Plotts three times and ending the criminal’s would-be killing spree. Plotts was in critical condition and undergoing surgery on Thursday night.

“Without a doubt, I believe the doctor saved lives,” said Donald Molineux , Chief of the Yeadon Police Dept.

“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.”

So Dr. Silverman is a HERO, right? Well, maybe not so much. This is how Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital officials responded...

(Excerpt) Read more at coachisright.com ...


TOPICS: Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; guncontrol; gunfreezones; leesilverman; richardplotts

1 posted on 07/27/2014 10:45:33 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Oldpuppymax

You’d think that Obama & his minions would be pleased – by his actions, the good Doctor deprived greedy fellow surgeons of all the payments they would have accrued from the potential victims of this crazed individual……


2 posted on 07/27/2014 10:53:01 AM PDT by mikrofon (NObamacare BUMP)
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To: Oldpuppymax
“It was not clear why Silverman, a doctor for nearly 25 years, was armed at the office. *********, a spokeswoman for Mercy Fitzgerald, said Thursday it was against hospital policy for anyone other than security guards to carry weapons.””We are grateful for the efforts of the emergency responders, and we are working with the Delaware County police departments to understand fully the details of the event and to do all we can to assist those affected,” hospital officials said in a statement.

Cue the Drum Roll and wait for when some Hospital in Texas makes Dr S and offer so delicious he picks up stakes and moves...

3 posted on 07/27/2014 10:53:13 AM PDT by taildragger (Not my Circus, Not my Monkey ( Boy does that apply to DC...))
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To: Oldpuppymax
"...Will they dismiss a hero who saved God knows how many lives because he refused to follow the “gun free zone” policy of his place of work?"

Guaranteed they will try to dismiss this good Doctor who broke their rules if for nothing else, BECAUSE he broke THEIR rules.

They're more interested in NOT being sued by the nutcase's family. The dead bodies of the employees at the hospital are merely collateral damage.

4 posted on 07/27/2014 10:56:25 AM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: taildragger

Cue the Drum Roll and wait for when some Hospital in Texas makes Dr S and offer so delicious he picks up stakes and moves... “

...unless they charge him.


5 posted on 07/27/2014 10:56:55 AM PDT by albie
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To: Oldpuppymax

Boy, that police chief is illiterate. “Could have went”? And the comma in the title between armed and hero is not needed. Big, fat hero doctor, not big, fat, hero doctor. Armed hero doctor, not armed, hero doctor. I find extraneous commas to be distracting, and I do not think highly of the literary abilities of those who are constantly inserting them.


6 posted on 07/27/2014 10:57:37 AM PDT by webheart (We are all pretty much living in a fiction.)
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To: taildragger

Delaware is as empty of reason as the inside of Joe Biden’s head ...


7 posted on 07/27/2014 10:57:48 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Oldpuppymax

Many of us already know doctors and other medical personnel can be treacherous punishing the innocent protectors of co-workers.


8 posted on 07/27/2014 10:59:03 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama stands for the corruption of America in all aspects.)
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To: webheart

As far as I’m concerned, every police chief in the country can use substandard grammar so long as they come down as hard and strong on the side of the armed citizen who most likely saved as many lives as this one did.


9 posted on 07/27/2014 11:02:51 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Oldpuppymax

10 posted on 07/27/2014 11:04:57 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: MHGinTN

I think it was in the Philly area.


11 posted on 07/27/2014 11:05:31 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

All the hospital had to do is make sure they had plenty of “Gun Free Zone” signs. That would have stopped the shooter and there wouldn’t have been any need for that doctor to shoot him.


12 posted on 07/27/2014 11:06:42 AM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Oldpuppymax

NRA: ‘Only Way To Stop A Bad Guy With A Gun Is With A Good Guy With A Gun’
http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/12/21/nra-only-way-to-stop-a-bad-guy-with-a-gun-is-with-a-good-guy-with-a-gun/


13 posted on 07/27/2014 11:11:51 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Oldpuppymax

I suppose next the hospital will say the perp was in the right to have a gun at the hospital to protect himself from the rabid doctor. Of course the perp was not a good marksman and so we should feel sorry for him and phooey on the doctor.


14 posted on 07/27/2014 11:13:31 AM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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15 posted on 07/27/2014 11:20:46 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: mikrofon
You’d think that Obama & his minions would be pleased – by his actions, the good Doctor deprived greedy fellow surgeons of all the payments they would have accrued from the potential victims of this crazed individual……

Keep in mind Obama has accused these professionals of cutting off feet for no other reason than financial gain.

16 posted on 07/27/2014 11:22:31 AM PDT by optiguy (If government is the answer, it was a stupid question.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Maybe a bunch of these should be mailed here:

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
1500 Lansdowne Avenue
Darby, Pa. 19023

17 posted on 07/27/2014 11:24:44 AM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: Oldpuppymax
“It was not clear why Silverman, a doctor for nearly 25 years, was armed at the office... Bernice Ho, a spokeswoman for Mercy Fitzgerald, said Thursday

The armed but dead (no longer killing hospital employees) nutjob Richard Plotts laying in the hall with three of Dr. Silverman's bullets in him just might be a good starting point in your quest for "understand fully the details of the event" Bernice.

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18 posted on 07/27/2014 11:28:39 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

All Gun-Free Zones are Free-Killing Zones.


19 posted on 07/27/2014 11:38:02 AM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

I was afraid this would happen when I heard this story. It made the gun grabbers look bad and that can’t be allowed to go unchallenged.


20 posted on 07/27/2014 11:43:59 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: webheart

Frankly, I couldn’t give a damn about the police chief not using the correct grammar. By publicly praising the doctor as a hero, he did the absolutely right thing, something a lot of PC police chiefs wouldn’t have even thought of doing. He also did a huge favor for those of us who despise “gun free” zones as the victim free fire zones they actually are.


21 posted on 07/27/2014 12:16:58 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: albie

“Cue the Drum Roll and wait for when some Hospital in Texas makes Dr S and offer so delicious he picks up stakes and moves... “

Hospitals in Texas are one of the listed places where carrying of a weapon is prohibited by the CHL regulations.
The hospitals even have the “ no firearms allowed” signage.
I would bet that some doctors play by the “ better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6 philosophy.
We should all follow that unwritten rule.....


22 posted on 07/27/2014 12:32:55 PM PDT by 9422WMR ("Ignorance can be cured by education, but stupidity is forever.")
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To: libstripper

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- Police in Miami Florida are advising citizens there to purchase firearms and get training in proficiency, accuracy, and safety.

- Finances that would normally be applied to law enforcement have been diverted to looking after illegal aliens and pet projects of political officials that reward their friends and families; in effect bribe-rigging in the style of Barack Hussein Obama II as we have seen in the Obamacare website and deals with insurance companies.

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23 posted on 07/27/2014 1:30:40 PM PDT by devolve (-Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - pre-1899 Colt SAA frames needed)
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To: carriage_hill

Correct, Delaware County, PA. The Biden reference was to connect the ‘Delaware’ with brainless twits, with the idiots pillorying this man for relying on his Constitutional rights to self defense.


24 posted on 07/27/2014 2:02:56 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Oldpuppymax

But...but the killer was a convicted felon. He’s not ALLOWED to have a gun. How can this be?


25 posted on 07/27/2014 6:04:32 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: NFHale; Bender2; sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA

Ping


26 posted on 07/27/2014 10:48:13 PM PDT by Impy (Think for yourself)
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To: Impy; Bender2; sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; All
The local lib media are doing all they can to all but ignore the fact that the doc was armed. They add it in at the end like an afterthought, with disdain.

Long and short of it: he's alive because he IGNORED the hospital policy and protected himself and others around him - he exercised his most basic HUMAN, civil, and Constitutional right to defend himself with the most expedient tool ever devised.

The patient sure as hell didn't care about a "gun free" policy. Now, the other side will shift the argument as to HOW he obtained a firearm if he was a mental patient.

Very sad that one innocent person died - BUT the doctor interdicted what could have been a mass slaughter.

He is indeed a hero.

Take a lesson folks - gun free zones AREN'T. Be armed, be discreet, and stay alive.

27 posted on 07/28/2014 5:17:26 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: devolve

Good for the Miami cops. I live in an unincorporated area about 22 miles from downtown Knoxville, TN. If there’s a crime, it’s likely the Sheriff’s police will make it to the scene in 10 or 20 minutes. That pretty well leaves it up to us residents to take of our own security by exercising our 2d Amendment rights. The last time my house was burgled was in 1995, shortly before TN adopted shall issue CCW. We’ve not had a single case in Knox County in the 27 years I’ve been here when a homeowner or renter has been prosecuted for killing a burglar. Funny how well the 2d Amendment works when the authorities just let freedom ring!


28 posted on 07/28/2014 5:43:09 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Oldpuppymax

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29 posted on 07/28/2014 5:48:00 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: libstripper

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- I am seeing that the black Police Chief in Detroit Michigan has encouraged private citizens to legally purchase firearms and get good firearms training including safety, accuracy, and effectiveness.

- He moved from the West Coast to a city in Maine where he became Police Chief; he saw that private citizens with firearms cut the violent crime rate and he is now seeing the same results in Detroit.

- Let’s give this good man applause and encourage and support him.

- Sorry - I did not jot down his name - he should have a great future and I am sure the local citizens appreciate the opportunity to take advantage of the 2nd Amendment and are no longer disarmed by the local political radical progressive NAZIS that ride in Limos they pay for and have dozens of heavily armed bodyguards.

- God Bless this courageous and honest American!

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30 posted on 07/28/2014 7:34:02 AM PDT by devolve (-Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - pre-1899 Colt SAA frames needed)
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To: libstripper

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- CORRECTION -

- I am seeing that the black Police Chief in Detroit Michigan has encouraged private citizens to legally purchase firearms and get good firearms training including safety, accuracy, and effectiveness.

- He moved from the West Coast to a city in Maine where he became Police Chief; he saw that private citizens with firearms cut the violent crime rate and he is now seeing the same results in Detroit.

- Let’s give this good man applause and encourage and support him.

- Sorry - I did not jot down his name - he should have a great future and I am sure the local citizens appreciate the opportunity to take advantage of the 2nd Amendment and are no longer disarmed by the local political radical progressive NAZIS that ride in Limos THE HONEST CITIZEN VOTERS MUST PAY FOR IN HIGH TAXES for and have dozens of FREE heavily armed bodyguards.

- God Bless this courageous and honest American!

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31 posted on 07/28/2014 7:38:31 AM PDT by devolve (-Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - pre-1899 Colt SAA frames needed)
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To: Oldpuppymax
“It was not clear why Silverman, a doctor for nearly 25 years, was armed at the office. Bernice Ho, a spokeswoman for Mercy Fitzgerald, said Thursday it was against hospital policy for anyone other than security guards to carry weapons.”

Literally, a stupid Ho.

32 posted on 07/29/2014 7:19:19 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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