NC - Legal to Carry in Dr or DDS Office ???

NC - Legal to Carry in Dr or DDS Office ???

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    Question NC - Legal to Carry in Dr or DDS Office ???

    NC members a little help please...

    I have a dental appointment tomorrow in North Carolina. If the dentist office isn't posted will I be able to carry my handgun? I hate to leave home unarmed and I haven't purchased a lock box for my vehicle yet so leaving it in my truck isn't an option .

    I know in my state (South Carolina) the law forbids carrying into any medical office building. I looked at NC carry laws and haven't found anything about carrying into a Dr or DDS office.

    Thanks guys

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    The only way you would not be able to carry is if it is some type of teaching clinic, maybe affiliated with a school. It's the odd part of the law that makes most hospitals off limits, teaching hospitals are educational facilities. If it's a private practice you should be good to go as long as it's not posted. I carry at my Dentist's office.
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    Thanks Jason!

    Looks like I'll be good to go tomorrow!

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    What does NC law state?

    If it is in an office park, and it's NOT posted...go ahead and carry.
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    Cool

    My doctor's office bldg does have a sign prohibiting guns. I respect the property owner's rights. It's a large four story bldg with many specialties.

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    As long as its not in a hospital/hospital property, posted, or a school (as chiefjason stated) then you should be good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGguy229 View Post
    What does NC law state?

    If it is in an office park, and it's NOT posted...go ahead and carry.
    It's not addressed or I would have just linked him to it. You just have to watch out for sign and the teaching hospital thing. Like you said, not posted would be good to go.

    All of my Dr's and Dentists are stand alone buildings. None of them are posted yet. I rarely carry in my DR office cause I always get the "shirt off so we can listen treatment."
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFreeman View Post
    As long as its not in a hospital/hospital property, posted, or a school (as chiefjason stated) then you should be good to go.
    Just remember, hospitals and hospital property are not by statute off limits. It only comes into play when the educational aspect of the law comes into play.

    All of my doctors are not posted and my GP knows my line of work so the only time I don't is during the annual spelunking and cough visit.

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    How are you intending on carry? IWB is very uncomfortable in a dental chair and risk of accidental exposure is very easy to do being reclined up and down. With a private practice doc (non educational associated) unless posted you should be fine to carry.
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    Every thing went well, carried IWB untucked with the longest shirt I own. No posting at the entrance no one freaked out screaming "man with gun". Filled one tooth extracted a lower molar that I didn't want to pay a grand to save and scheduled a cleaning for next month

    The RX for 7.5 Vicodin is starting to make me feel like a
    young teenager back in the 70's again with zero pain

    Guns are locked in the safe... If a BG picks my house tonight, I'll probably just talk him to death

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    I'm glad that went well for you and the codeine does not bother your stomach, your doc gave you the 7.5's (he is generous). Good to hear about a positive experience,
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    The RX for 7.5 Vicodin is starting to make me feel like a
    young teenager back in the 70's again with zero pain

    Guns are locked in the safe...
    Time to party!

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    Interesting you brought up carrying in a dentist office. I carried last month into the Dentist's office for the first time during my annual checkup and cleaning, no one was the wiser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    Every thing went well, carried IWB untucked with the longest shirt I own. No posting at the entrance no one freaked out screaming "man with gun". Filled one tooth extracted a lower molar that I didn't want to pay a grand to save and scheduled a cleaning for next month

    The RX for 7.5 Vicodin is starting to make me feel like a
    young teenager back in the 70's again with zero pain

    Guns are locked in the safe... If a BG picks my house tonight, I'll probably just talk him to death
    Now what kind of weapon are you going to get with the $1,000.00 you saved on the tooth?

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