My doctor and conceald carry

While I admit that my retired LEO status does offer some help, unless the place actually has medal detecters at the door, I just fail to mention that I’m carrying and after all isn’t ‘concealed carry’ just that? concealed, I would rather take my chances with a jury than a crazed shooter who thinks they are immune from a response until the local PD arrive.

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I have a T-shirt that reads, “9mm .22 .380 .40 .45, All Faster Than Dialing 911”. :slight_smile:

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In Texas it is a felony to carry in a hospital. I have a gun vault in my truck for those occasions when I have to go into a facility where firearms are banned. I agree that there should be fewer soft targets, but it is best to follow the law.

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Welcome @James1120 be blessed and glad you are with us.

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I recently went to a hand specialist in Sacramento and had to discuss surgery and the implications of that. I told him I am a competitive shooter and he asked me what kind of gun I had. He then proceeded to tell me that he had just bought the same one and we had a great talk about firearms. I got really lucky with him and I’m confident that he will do his best with my surgery to get me back out in the range quickly.

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They have metal safes with a cable to attach to a leg of a seat that you can lock your gun into to keep it safe in a car or truck. Then slide it under the seat out of sight
Harbor freight less than 20$.

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I wish I could carry at the Doctors but all of my medical is done at the VA and they have strict rules against carrying on the property.

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That is fantastic! My doctor is a fantastic doctor but he’s a liberal and dislikes firearms. It’s hard to find a good doctor that likes guns when you’re on Social Security.

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I can see where carrying a gun in the doctors office is bad idea. gun can fall out, hit the floor and fire. having gun in reception room is a maybe as if shooter comes in he will not get past the people waiting to be serviced… just a thought but no politician will agree to it…

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Why do you assume there is no one of the “hospital staff” receiving the very message your doctor told you not to tell?

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Welcome to the family brother @Richard571 and you are blessed to be here.

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Welcome to the family @Carlene1 and God bless you.

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Welcome to the family brother @Walter44 and you are in the right place at the right time.

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I wouldn’t even have told my doctor except that #1 he was going to implant a spinal cord stimulator in my back so I had to ask if it would interfere with the placement of a iwb holster and #2 he had suggested medical marijuana for chronic pain, to which I answered that I was unwilling to give up my second amendment rights (Michigan sucks). My doctor was very understanding

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That is fantastic! Wish my doctor was like that!
Just a thought, since you have to remove it anyway just carry it in a cross body bag, small of course.

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My doctor doesn’t mind if I do carry in the office. My sidearm must absolutely be concealed, and I can’t mention that I’m carrying to the staff. Which I would never do. It’s called concealed carry for a reason. You don’t tell anyone.

Karl

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Thank you! My thoughts exactly!
I wish my doctor had that view. He’s a great doctor otherwise.

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