My local hospitals are "NO GUN ZONES" I don't like that because:

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDW4ME View Post
    Those signs are there only to make the typical non-CCW members of society feel better, nothing more than a band-aid, a placebo.
    If someone is intending to commit a serious crime it is asinine to think a sign will stop them.
    That is more or less the conclusion I've come to. It is a "feel good" measure for those who don't really understand the big picture. Also I have found that most people are totally ignorant of the requirements to get a permit. I was talking to some people the other day about the law that is about to change in Texas that would allow CHL holders to bring guns to work and leave them in their car, regardless of their employer's policy. The girls thought that was insane and said there would be gun fights happening at work all the time. I quickly explained to them that anyone who has the type of personality to start a gun fight at work is probably already carrying their gun to work anyway. Then I explained to them the strict requirements for getting a CHL and they felt a lot better about it.

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    It’s funny. Maybe its because I usually use the EMT entrance but I have never seen a gun free zone/ no guns allowed sign on hospitals in NYC. Also, at lest the hospital we usually transport to in the south Bronx, it seems rare for there not to be NYPD officers in the waiting room of the hospital.

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    I've been having to make quite a few trips out of town for hospital visits lately. Sometimes as the patient, sometimes taking my Dad. I've noticed ONE hospital around here that is posted, but signs don't carry the weight of law here, so I just carried anyway. You don't have the option of going elsewhere when you have to see a specialist. Hospitals are the one place I will carry whether they want me to or not. Too many shootings in hospitals for me to feel comfortable.

    IMO, if the hospital receives state funding, they should be forced to allow CC (providing there is no state law preventing it).

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    I dont like them either . When I was in hospital about two weeks ago I did not come in with any thing

    That was the longest two days and I felt helpless but I knew there would have been a big fuss if I would have came in armed.

    Now I have been in same hospital visting others and I do come in armed

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    Am I the only one who is fed up with the concept of going though the extensive process to legally carry a gun...only to be restricted as to where I can carry it?

    Most of the time I just ignore the signs......my life and those whom I love are more important than that!
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    I feel for the people who work in hospitals as a vast majority of them have internal policies prohibiting employees from carrying. With drug seekers in the ER, gang and other violence that spills over to the ER, upset families, etc. these poor folks are like sitting ducks. It's terrible.
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    Most hospitals now are owned by large companies who have company-wide policies regarding posting for no weapons and employees not being able to carry. The local operators have no leeway in the company policies even if they do not agree with them. Many of these large companies have hospitals in multiple states, so they make policies that can be applied the same across the board rather than letting it be subject to state specific laws. It's a shame, but that's the way a lot of them are and talking to the local operators does no good. Many of them will agree with you and tell you there's nothing they can do.
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    Yeah, I treat those signs as optional. My option is to conceal, not mention the fact that I am armed and go about my business as usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugDude View Post
    I feel for the people who work in hospitals as a vast majority of them have internal policies prohibiting employees from carrying. With drug seekers in the ER, gang and other violence that spills over to the ER, upset families, etc. these poor folks are like sitting ducks. It's terrible.
    This is my main issue. My wife works second shift on the switchboard at the hospital. Depending on her schedule she gets out at 11:30 PM or 12:30 AM. It's not so bad at 11:30 because that's when all the nurses are getting out and there are lots of people walking out together. At 12:30 though sometimes she's the only one leaving. Almost all the time the security guards will escort her to her car, but if they are dealing with a drunk in the ER or something else or are short handed they cannot escort her. I wish she would get her CPL but even if she did I don't think the hospital would allow her to carry a gun, even from and to the car. Technically as I said in previous post she could open carry in the hospital, except I am sure they have rules against it for employee's.

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    FL law is a bit confusing on hospitals and firearms. One statute states that firearms are not allowed in any hospital or medical facility that provides psychiatic care (and they all do to some extent) except where authorized by law. On the other hand, hospitals and medical facilities are not on the list of "prohibited" places for lawful CC, ergo one is "authorized" to carry concealed in a hospital. To my knowledge, there has been no test case on this issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    FL law is a bit confusing on hospitals and firearms. One statute states that firearms are not allowed in any hospital or medical facility that provides psychiatic care (and they all do to some extent) except where authorized by law. On the other hand, hospitals and medical facilities are not on the list of "prohibited" places for lawful CC, ergo one is "authorized" to carry concealed in a hospital. To my knowledge, there has been no test case on this issue.
    While this is all true, let me add another factor here for the Gainesville area. Many of the hospitals and outer care buildings are tied to the University of Florida. Since no carry is allowed on a college/university campus, this makes carry in most of our local hospitals highly illegal.
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