Guns in the doctors office and hospital

Do you worry while at the hospital?
I’ve had mine while in the dentist chair and wondered if a dental Xray would effect my EDC. After 3 trips and multiple Xrays it doesn’t seem to have had an effect.


That story reads from Brazil. Taurus manufacturer is out there. I heard that the deceased was an advocate for rights.

Preventable errors occur when it falls through the cracks at multiple layers of “checks”. Verbal and written requests of ensuring no metal objects during certain procedures are key; but must also include sharing as to “the why’s”.

“Any metal could be ripped out by the immensely powerful, 10.5-tesla magnet — weighing almost 3 times more than a Boeing 737 aeroplane and a full 50% more powerful than the strongest magnets approved for clinical use”.
Source: The world’s strongest MRI machines are pushing human imaging to new limits

Why do you think the clinicians not only stand back, but go behind shields?

Did that patient deliberately disregard the testing rules?

I read about an increase in hospitals offering firearm lock boxes right there at nursing stations. But it’s outpatient centers which may lag behind in some improvements.

Sad. RIP.


Just had a chest X-ray, did not carry. One of the rare times I go without!
If I’m right most hospitals are off limits when it comes to carrying.

Regular doctor, eyes and dental usually no worries.
Depending on the type of procedures, I may resort to off body carry.
Never want to look too tactical and if a nurse needs to move it, ( and comments on the weight ) I never panic, just tell them it’s gold or chocolate in there. Twice I’ve been questioned about the weight. It’s dismissed almost immediately!

Has a small hidden inner compartment for my 3” Kimber.45


Not sure how things are everywhere, but when I had my MRI, there was no where I could have hidden a firearm. Heck, I was barely allowed to hide my gun.


I carry to those places. Hospital, delivery rooms, dentist, primary care physician, other specialists or whatever, unless I’m going into an MRI or being drugged I carry.

I’ve only had one MRI so far but I was pretty paranoid about making sure I didn’t have anything metal around, no jewelry or piercings, etc, and they were quit clear about that


One would have to be a special kind of idiot to bring a firearm into a place like that.


What two medals do you have on your bag @Scott52 ?


Left = Meritorious Unit
Right = Cold War ( not to be worn on uniform )


Roger that brother. I like it


Brother @Scott52, Is that the sub from Voyage to the bottom of the sea on your profile picture?


FL has a rule against carrying into a hospital with a psychiatric dept. Which is most hospitals.


If I understood our CCW instructor, in Utah, it’s only the pysch ward, behind the doors so to speak.

Index Utah Code
Title 76 Utah Criminal Code
Chapter 8 Offenses Against the Administration of Government
Part 3 Obstructing Governmental Operations
Section 311.1 Secure areas – Items prohibited – Penalty.

(Effective 5/12/2020)|

Effective 5/12/2020
76-8-311.1. Secure areas – Items prohibited – Penalty.

(1) In addition to the definitions in Section 76-10-501, as used in this section:

(a) “Correctional facility” has the same meaning as defined in Section 76-8-311.3.

(b) “Explosive” has the same meaning as defined for “explosive, chemical, or incendiary device” defined in Section 76-10-306.

(c) “Law enforcement facility” means a facility which is owned, leased, or operated by a law enforcement agency.

(d) “Mental health facility” has the same meaning as defined in Section 62A-15-602.

(e) (i) “Secure area” means any area into which certain persons are restricted from transporting any firearm, ammunition, dangerous weapon, or explosive.

(ii) A “secure area” may not include any area normally accessible to the public.

(13) “Mental health facility” means the Utah State Hospital or other facility that provides mental health services under contract with the division, a local mental health authority, a person that contracts with a local mental health authority, or a person that provides acute inpatient psychiatric services to a patient.


Yes. My inspiration to volunteer for sub duty.


There are a number of Hospitals that the State Legislature has made off limits over here dis way


That was one of my favorite shows as a kid @Scott52 :+1::+1:


I had an MRI on my back a couple months ago. They asked me had i ever had metal in my eyes. Yes, was the answer. They did an Xray of my head to make sure there was none of it left. The tech told me some horror stories while waited for the x-rays to come back. :us:


Never thought of that one. I’ve had stuff dug out of my eyes a time or two. Stainless Steel is the worst, they can’t use magnets so they have to get it with tweezers.


Darwin applauds from his grave :man_facepalming:t4:


MRI’s are no joke if you have “retained fragment’s”, it feels like very angry bugs trying to get out. I found that out the hard way and had to shimmy out of an MRI tube/table. Depending on where the magnet is will depend on which way they go. VERY not pleasant when they start to move. If you think you may have metal in you check YES and get the full X-Ray it will save you a lot of pain as all those little ferrous metal bits will show up on X-Ray as a bright “star”, I don’t know of any implants that are ferrous but I might be wrong.

As for guns in the MD’s office / Hospital I bring the wife or son along as they both carry for scheduled appointments / voluntary ER visits. Haven’t had a non-voluntary ER visit yet, not sure how that plays out if your strapped to a spine board with a gun on your hip.




I don’t know how the involuntary ER visit plays out either although I’ve thought about it. I guess if I am being transported on a back board, I would argue that the EMT’s are carrying and I am just part of the holster.