Montana Doctor Fired For CCW

Montana Doctor Fired For CCW

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    This hospital must be a gun-free zone.

    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) -- A doctor at St. James Healthcare in Butte has been fired after bringing a concealed handgun into the building.

    Hospital officials did not release his name.

    St. James CEO Jim Kiser says the physican worked under contract and was not a full-time hospital employee. Kiser says the situation arose Wednesday when the doctor told staff he had a handgun. Staff then called police.

    Police Capt. George Skuelitich says the gun was confiscated but the doctor was not arrested. He says the doctor has an Alabama permit to carry a concealed weapon, but it is not valid in Montana

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    Well the part about MT not allowing carry with an AL permit is true, but I wonder two things.

    1. Why did he tell the staff he had a handgun.

    2. Why did they up and call the police without just telling him to get it out of the building?

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    ..1. Why did he tell the staff he had a handgun.
    Maybe it wasn't as dumb as simply blabbing to HR or his superiors (whomever that'd be in this case) that he was carrying, but rather he mentioned in a moment of non-discretion to someone who is a sheep or who couldn't keep his or her mouth shut.

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    Just more proof that "no one need know".

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    Sounds like open mouth = put in both feet.!!

    By that account he was the agent of his own demise.

    Staff then called police.
    Bit darned excessive !
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    I think there is more going on here than is obvious from the o.p.'s post.

    1) Had an AL permit not recognized in Montana. O.K. cops gave him a pass, but that by itself indicates at least some poor judgment.

    2) Blabbed; made it known somehow that he had a gun. Again, poor judgment.

    I had a neighbor, a doc, a block away. This was years and years ago. For whatever reason, he shot up his house--turned the sofa into swiss cheese; then ran from cops responding to gun fire in city limits. So, where'd he run to? A no-guns campus building!!

    I have a feeling this guy in Montana was perhaps similarly not using good judgment.

    I think it takes a lot for a hospital to "can" a doc. There's more to the story, I think.

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