Ret Was Forced to Show His Gun? - Page 2

Ret Was Forced to Show His Gun?

This is a discussion on Ret Was Forced to Show His Gun? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm assuming from some of these threads that a holster tends to support public confidence if the weapon is accidently displayed. I'm concerned, because I ...

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 33
  1. #16
    New Member Array fobjob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Salt Lake City
    Posts
    2
    I'm assuming from some of these threads that a holster tends to support public confidence if the weapon is accidently displayed. I'm concerned, because I have been using an adhesively bonded clip on my SP101 for IWB carry. (with suspenders and a somewhat loose belt)....are there any concrete examples of when the lack of a holster caused problems, or are we just preparing for problems, so as to avoid them?


  2. #17
    Member Array Gun Loving Liveral's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Bennington, Oklahoma
    Posts
    127
    Severa points regarding carrying in your Dr.s office:
    1. Even if your doc is not a ccw person, they may still have a positive view of guns. My dental specialist hunts deer each year and my cardiologist went on vacation to hunt bear!
    2. Posting an office as non carry does not necessarily mean the Dr. is anti gun. There are logical reasons in many cases where guns and the activity in a clinic don't mesh. Such as previous posters have mentioned changing clothes, unable to take the gun into a room for magnetic scanning, etc. Situations in which it makes it difficult to ensure your gun is under your control at all times.
    3. Watch the legal aspects. In Oklahoma I can legally take my gun into a private business not supported by alcolol (a Dr.s clinic) but the law clearly states no firearm may be brought into a hospital. IF your doctor had a clinic in an annex to the hospital, or leased the building from the hospital it could be a fine legal hair. Just the kind that attorneys and district attorneys so annoying the rest of us humans with.
    In Oklahoma, even we liberals like guns!

  3. #18
    Moderator
    Array Bark'n's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    West Central Missouri
    Posts
    9,917
    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Loving Liveral View Post
    Severa points regarding carrying in your Dr.s office:
    1. Even if your doc is not a ccw person, they may still have a positive view of guns. My dental specialist hunts deer each year and my cardiologist went on vacation to hunt bear!
    2. Posting an office as non carry does not necessarily mean the Dr. is anti gun. There are logical reasons in many cases where guns and the activity in a clinic don't mesh. Such as previous posters have mentioned changing clothes, unable to take the gun into a room for magnetic scanning, etc. Situations in which it makes it difficult to ensure your gun is under your control at all times.
    3. Watch the legal aspects. In Oklahoma I can legally take my gun into a private business not supported by alcolol (a Dr.s clinic) but the law clearly states no firearm may be brought into a hospital. IF your doctor had a clinic in an annex to the hospital, or leased the building from the hospital it could be a fine legal hair. Just the kind that attorneys and district attorneys so annoying the rest of us humans with.

    +1

    All very good points Gun... duely noted here. Thanks for input.
    -Bark'n
    Semper Fi


    "The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."

  4. #19
    VIP Member Array peacefuljeffrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    south Florida
    Posts
    3,168
    Quote Originally Posted by luwarren View Post
    My doctor's office is posted. It took awhile but I can see a reason why they would not want weapons around. More than likely you are going to take your clothes off at some point, the doctor is poking and prodding around, plus if you need an X-ray. The X-ray machine is in another room, do you leave your weapon with your clothes in the exam room? You sure as hell don't want it on you when it is X-ray time.

    I went for an x-ray last year and the clinic where I had it done had a bank of lockers in the area where you would disrobe and put on a hospital gown. They issue you a key.

    Retsup, it seems as though, since nothing was said in the negative about you being armed, that there is no reason for you to demur from bringing your gun the next time you go to this doctor. (If he says something like, "Oh, I thought you'd know to leave that home this time," you can tell him that by all indications, he was fine with it the first time, so why would you be expected to think that?)

    Sounds like an experience hovering between neutral and positive.

  5. #20
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    44,767
    Probably won't carry for my next visit...it's for one of 'them thar colon inspection probes'...and there are only two types of people needing that done...

    Normal individuals wanting to have a fair warning of possible future colon problems and politicians wanting to have their heads removed from their 'arses'...

    Actually, I'll be 'under' and needing a ride home after...so...no weapon. I do think I may tread on the CCW issue with the Doc before everything is a 'go' though...we'll see!

    Stay safe...stay armed!

    ret
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  6. #21
    Senior Member Array Sig229's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    568
    Quote Originally Posted by mcp1810 View Post
    I think more and more doctors are starting to come around. On my trip back to Maryland last month I ran into my old doctor at the range!

    What range in Md did you go to?
    I have a close DR friend that shoots a lot.
    He's a Podiatrist.
    Primary Carry Gun: Sig Sauer 229~R (.40cal w/ Golden Saber JHP's)

  7. #22
    VIP Member Array peacefuljeffrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    south Florida
    Posts
    3,168
    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Probably won't carry for my next visit...it's for one of 'them thar colon inspection probes'...and there are only two types of people needing that done...

    Normal individuals wanting to have a fair warning of possible future colon problems and politicians wanting to have their heads removed from their 'arses'...
    Cute.

    I'm one of them normal type folk, who lost his mom to colon cancer that spread to her liver, back in 2001 when I was 29. In 2002, I went to my doctor and told him I wanted to check things out, since I now had close family who had developed cancer. We did the colonoscopy and they removed three polyps! I was only 31! They were benign, but as we know, polyps are what turns into cancer, if they are destined to. Colon cancer begins as polyps, that is.

    So when I went for the test, I handed my bag (with CCW) to my brother the first time, and my dad the second time. Both have (had) FL CCW licenses. When I was done, I took them back. The reason bro and dad were there for my two procedures (two years apart) was that they make you have someone around to take you home. Of course, I recover very well from the anesthesia, so I was right with it afterward -- even drove us home, and went to work those nights.

    Very important to get that test done. Life-saving.

  8. #23
    Member Array ttpete's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Mich
    Posts
    333
    My doc knows I carry, and she has no problem with it. In the summer I just remove the fanny pack along with my shirt, and it sits on the chair. Wintertime, I stick it in my coat pocket and carry it into the exam room.
    NRA Benefactor member
    Michigan Antique Arms Collectors life member
    Ohio Gun Collectors member

    Opinions expressed here are based upon Michigan state law ONLY. Other state laws may differ. Know and observe your local laws.

  9. #24
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    44,767

    Peaceful...

    Quote Originally Posted by peacefuljeffrey View Post
    Cute.

    I'm one of them normal type folk, who lost his mom to colon cancer that spread to her liver, back in 2001 when I was 29. In 2002, I went to my doctor and told him I wanted to check things out, since I now had close family who had developed cancer. We did the colonoscopy and they removed three polyps! I was only 31! They were benign, but as we know, polyps are what turns into cancer, if they are destined to. Colon cancer begins as polyps, that is.

    So when I went for the test, I handed my bag (with CCW) to my brother the first time, and my dad the second time. Both have (had) FL CCW licenses. When I was done, I took them back. The reason bro and dad were there for my two procedures (two years apart) was that they make you have someone around to take you home. Of course, I recover very well from the anesthesia, so I was right with it afterward -- even drove us home, and went to work those nights.

    Very important to get that test done. Life-saving.
    I know of the importance, my dad died from colon cancer at the age of 75!

    Only 31? That's young for 'body' problems...I'm 60, and everything seems to be either too tight or it leaks...

    Three years ago I had 5 polyps cut out...one was the type the causes cancer...the doc said that if I had waited a few more years, things could have become more complicated...so I appreciate the importance of having things checked out regularly...

    Take care...

    ret
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  10. #25
    Distinguished Member Array Squawker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Las Vegas NV
    Posts
    1,614
    I'm a Physician Assistant, and a few years ago, I must have worked in the most heavily armed offices in the world! One doc, and a few others carried. That was before I got my CCW, otherwise, I would have added to it. Now days, if I was the one examining you, and you told me you had a gun on your hip, I probably would say, "Me too!"

  11. #26
    Senior Member Array Sig229's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    568
    Quote Originally Posted by Squawker View Post
    I'm a Physician Assistant, and a few years ago, I must have worked in the most heavily armed offices in the world! One doc, and a few others carried. That was before I got my CCW, otherwise, I would have added to it. Now days, if I was the one examining you, and you told me you had a gun on your hip, I probably would say, "Me too!"

    You dont need a CHL to carry in your workplace, so long as the owner and/or manager (primary doctor in your case) gives you permission to do so.
    Primary Carry Gun: Sig Sauer 229~R (.40cal w/ Golden Saber JHP's)

  12. #27
    VIP Member Array mcp1810's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    4,976
    Quote Originally Posted by Sig229 View Post
    What range in Md did you go to?
    I have a close DR friend that shoots a lot.
    He's a Podiatrist.
    Gilberts in Rockville. I ran into Dr. Baaker, he is a sleep specialist.

  13. #28
    VIP Member Array TN_Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Shelby County TN
    Posts
    11,118
    Sounds like a good Doctor to me. I think you should be happy with this Doctors visit.
    ,=====o00o _
    //___l__,\____\,__
    l_--- \___l---[]lllllll[]
    (o)_)-o- (o)_)--o-)_)

  14. #29
    JD
    JD is offline
    Administrator
    Array JD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Central Iowa
    Posts
    19,237
    My dentist packs a .357, and has me keeping look out for a Series 70 Gov't model. He actually suggested a couple of good shops that I had no idea existed.

  15. #30
    Senior Member Array gddyup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Derry, NH
    Posts
    988
    Sounds like a good situation. Glad to hear he didn't freak and give you the old line about how guns kill people and such and such and such.

    I had a vasectomy done about 4-5 months ago. When the wife and myself went in for the consult at the doc's office, I was carrying my XD IWB per usual without even thinking that he would want to check me out. I was thinking it was just going to be a routine question and answer session. So were sitting there talking about the whole deal and he says that he wants to check things out real quick so he knows what he'll need as far as time and expectations during the procedure. Now I'm sitting there like "Uh-oh.... let's see how this works out.." So I procede to slip my pants down and remove the gun. The doc sees it and proceeded to ask me about CCW and pistols and everything while he's checking out my "gun".

    Just another case where it worked out fine in the end. They are out there, sometimes it's just tough trying to find them.
    Firefighter/EMT
    "You've never lived until you've almost died. For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the protected will never know" - T.R.

    <----My LT was unhappy that I did not have my PASS-Tag at that fire. But I found the body so he said he would overlook it. :)

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Forced into car
    By charlie1826 in forum Carry & Defensive Scenarios
    Replies: 61
    Last Post: July 6th, 2010, 11:17 PM
  2. Forced to buy it in black
    By fightingchance in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: April 16th, 2008, 11:22 AM
  3. You Forced Me To Do It
    By dr_cmg in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: August 16th, 2006, 03:57 PM
  4. Forced Chemotherapy
    By ShowMeState1977 in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: July 26th, 2006, 10:12 PM

Search tags for this page

dr. baaker maryland sleep rockville

Click on a term to search for related topics.

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!

» DefensiveCarry Sponsors