Hospital Carry Frustration

Hospital Carry Frustration

This is a discussion on Hospital Carry Frustration within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm taking my wife to have surgery today. The hospital is a larger hospital in a larger city an hour away. It is posted "No ...

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    Hospital Carry Frustration

    I'm taking my wife to have surgery today. The hospital is a larger hospital in a larger city an hour away. It is posted "No Weapons". Now, in this larger crime infested city with major drug problems, I can't imagine why a person would feel the need to be able to defend themselves in a massive building full of drugs in the middle of town. The blue signs with the H on them must be magic or something.
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    Yes, it does indeed be frustrating because places choose to ban legal concealed carry. It's just a fact of life we have no control over.

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    I think you will find that most hospitals are posted. In South Carolina, they don't even have to be. Concealed carry is prohibited in any facility "where medical procedures are performed". You can carry if you get permission from the person responsible for the facility, but how easy is that likely to be? This pretty well eliminates not only hospitals, but doctor's offices, dentists, veterinarians, etc. I'm not sure about chiropractors and optometrists.
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    At the hospital I work at you could carry and no one would ever notice. Plus they don't even have the right sign posted(not sure they have to or not) But I'll never be able to carry there because they will fire you.

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    Hospitals are not posted or restricted in DE.
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    In FL, one can carry in hospitals only where authorized by law. I have a CWFL, can carry concealed by law, and hospitals are not on the list of prohibited areas for CC'ing, I read it as I can carry CC. Psychiatric hospitals are another story. I rarely visit a hospital, but I don't recall seeing any "no guns" signs.
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    What's even worse is that while I waited during my wife's total knee replacement surgery yesterday, I coudn't log on here...

    I had the foresight to bring my laptop, but was unable to log on to DC because the hospital's firewall blocked entry to the site on the basis that (paraphrasing) "the safety of those in the hospital setting this site was blocked due to "weapons!""

    So, I watched an episode of 24 thru Netflix, no weapons there!

    Stupid policy.
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    Here in NY State there is no restriction on carrying in a hospital. I was able to carry in Buffalo and Jamestown when my mother was ill.

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    Our hospitals have the same ignorant firewalls!
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    Hospitals in Montana can post all they want, they are not a restricted place of carry and at most I can only be asked to leave if asked should someone see where its concealed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBinMont View Post
    Hospitals in Montana can post all they want, they are not a restricted place of carry and at most I can only be asked to leave if asked should someone see where its concealed.
    Utah is the same way.

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    Bug Dude, as I'm sure you are probably aware, VCU/MCV is the only hospital prohibited for carry by the statutes.

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    If the event police were called it is a tresspassing charge and not a weapons charge.
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    You do know that is why they call it concealed.
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    In a hospital here, the sign says "No weapons, this is a place of healing".

    As if the absence or presence of weapons had something to do with magic healing powers
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    I appreciate all of the responses. This particular hospital is posted, and it is also owned by the company I work for, so if I would have carried concealed anyway and by some way, shape, or form been discovered I would have faced more than an "asked to leave" situation. Bad part is I'll have to go through it again as a patient myself soon for a surgery that will most likely include several inpatient days. That's just how it goes sometimes.
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