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Old January 31st, 2017, 02:29 AM   #1
 
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Good morning everyone. Just wanted to get some views on carrying in hospitals. I start chemotherapy this morning and I was wondering if anyone out there have had similar situations. I'm looking for thoughts and situations. Thanks for your help.



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Old January 31st, 2017, 03:18 AM   #2
 
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Most hospitals are posted as gun free zones. Security at the facility can be a problem. I have seen them act pretty stupid even with LEO who are not in uniform and transporting EODs. Most of the time I leave mine in my vehicle when I go inside.
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I take my firearm EVERYWHERE. A metal detector is the only thing that deters me.
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If you don't have a car safe...Now is a good time to get one or leave it at home. You certainly don't want to stow it in the glovebox or center console as it becomes easy prey for thieves.
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Hospital parking lots are notorious for being a place for thieves to steal firearms. All they need to do is watch drivers pull into parking spaces and watch them remove and stuff their weapons in the car glove boxes, center consoles, or under the seat. Hospitals don't care about being prime theft locations.
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Before I walk into a hospital, I usually chose to not see the "no firearm" sign. Once I am in, I do not volunteer the fact that I am carrying.

The only exception to that is if I am going to the VA hospital. Since it is a federal facility, I do not enter the property with one (even in the car).
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Before I walk into a hospital, I usually chose to not see the "no firearm" sign. Once I am in, I do not volunteer the fact that I am carrying.

The only exception to that is if I am going to the VA hospital. Since it is a federal facility, I do not enter the property with one (even in the car).
Are you serious geeze, I worked in healthcare for 34 years firearms were never permitted!!! Choose not to see the obvious sign then you don't show safety concern for yourself or others.
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Are you serious geeze, I worked in healthcare for 34 years firearms were never permitted!!! Choose not to see the obvious sign then you don't show safety concern for yourself or others.
Yes I am serious, and when the hospitals hire security monitors that are not armed, you're damned right I am going to choose not to see the sign. I am showing more concern for my safety than the hospital does... Feel free to leave your's in the car and rely on others for your protection if you want, but I choose to protect myself.

Besides, if it stays concealed, what harm is it doing to another's safety?
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