No Concealed Carry at Doctor's office

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    No Concealed Carry at Doctor's office

    I went to the doc (haven't been in a while) yesterday and noticed a no concealed handguns sticker on the front door so, I put my piece in my car.
    I asked my doctor about it (he's one of four in this office) and he said that he didn't have anything to do with it and wasn't even sure who put it up. He even said that "maybe it's the law" that doctor's have the stickers.
    Anyway, I told him how I felt about it and let him know that it is the property owners choice so...........let's see what happens. He seemed like he agreed with me but, that doesn't mean that he'll do anything about it.
    I was kind of a smart ass by saying "yeah, some BG intent on murdering some folks will probably have to go somewhere else to do his deed after seeing that sticker on the door". I also informed him that gun free zones are exactly where these shootings occur.......probably for a reason.

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    Most of the doctors offices around me (not to mention hospitals) are posted.
    The reason I've heard had to do with liability, as their lawyers are worried that at some point during the exam you would have to leave the weapon unattended (which is entirely possible) and something could happen (anything from an "accidental" shooting, to theft of the weapon) I also know that the AMA's stance on guns isn't exactly Pro 2A.......so this also likely is a factor in Doc offices being posted.

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    Roadrat, come on up to Stillwater next time you need to go see the doc. Mine has been armed every time I've seen him, and he is a frequent author of pro-gun editorials in the local paper.
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    I am a doctor and my office is not posted...and will not be.
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    The dr. I see is in a large building that has many other doctors and its own radiology and lab sections. I have yet to see a sign but my dr. seemed a little upset that a sheriff's deputy, in uniform, came in with his gun on. I don't know what he would do if he saw my gun.

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    I went to the Dr last week and even tho his office is not posted, I opted to leave mine in the truck...I didn't want him making me cough and risking a AD.

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    When I went in for my Colonoscopy, my 1911 laying on top of my pile of clothes caught the Doc's eye immediately. Didn't say anything, but I think he was much more gentle with me!

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    What do you do if you go to the chiropractor? He needs to be adjusting you and the holster/gun will definitely get in the way?

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    My new Doctor doesn't know that I carry concealed. My old one that retired didn't care. I sent snowdoctor a pm since I have a physical coming up and I might be looking for a new Doctor depending on his attitude toward me being armed. So far, he hasn't a clue. Concealed is concealed.
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    From what I've seen most doctors don't have a clue!!
    Sorry about that snowdoctor...just kidding, couldn't pass it up. Last time I was at the doctor the office wasn't posted. You would think they would prefer to have someone armed around. Seems like a nice easy place to rob for drugs, especially knowing the quick response time for the police.

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    Cool

    Doc I go to thinks CC is neat.

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    I asked a banker friend of mine why they didn't post. He said they want as many law abiding pistol packers they can have in there! Bad guys don't read the signs anyway.

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    Can't speak for any other doctors but the one I went to last Thursday got out his wallet and showed me his newly aquired CC permit. He then wanted to know which one I was carrying - usually sees a S&W 40c.
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    Never had a problem with this until the 27th. I fell about 14 ft or so and got cut kind of badly. 25 stitches in my arm and back. It was deep and nasty. Everything was ok at the hospital until the er doctor started irrigating the wound. I asked him to be careful with the gun I had in my IWB holster. I didn't want it to get wet. At first he was surprised. He said he would watch out and for it and for me to keep a low profile as far as hospital security. That wasn't difficult as I was on my back. I saw nothing at the hospital as far a s a no weapons policy.

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    FACTS TO PONDER:

    (A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.

    (B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.

    (C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.

    Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health Human Services.

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    Now think about this:

    Guns:

    (A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.

    (Yes, that's 80 million..)

    (B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.

    (C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.000188.

    Statistics courtesy of FBI

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    Remember, "Guns don't kill people, doctors do."

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    Please alert your friends to this alarming threat.

    We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    Out of concern for the public at large,

    I withheld the statistics on Lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention!
    Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8


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