Carrying while at the hospital while wife is giving birth?

Carrying while at the hospital while wife is giving birth?

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    Carrying while at the hospital while wife is giving birth?

    anybody carry while they are at the hospital during their child's delivery?
    or is it illegal?


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    I am personally not aware of any hospital that permits firearms on the premises, but this can obviously vary.
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    I haven't read anything specifically banning this yet, but wouldn't this depend on whether the hospital is state-run or private? I would like to know more on this as well as my wife is a nurse.
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    I carry when I visit hospitals in CO.

    Unless it has recently changed, it is permitted in CO.

    But don't take my word for it, check Handgunlaw.us.
    Itís so much easier now days, to "Love and honor" my wife, when she is armed, and shoots a better group than I do. (Till death do us part, eh?)

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    Shands/UF Hospitals in Gainesville are combined with the University of FL...any firearms would be a big 'no-no'.
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    I did, and I carried just yesterday when I went to go see a friend who just had a kid too.

    Hospitals are kind of like airports. They seem to attract all sorts of nutjobs.
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    Colorado does not prohibit carry in hospitals, however, the hospital itself may prohibit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimberCO View Post
    anybody carry while they are at the hospital during their child's delivery?
    or is it illegal?
    Even if my state allowed it the LAST thing I would do is take a loaded firearm into the delivery room.....ladies tend to not be in a very civil mood while giving birth. You might end up with a vasectomy you were not counting on.
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    Yes you can. No you shouldn't.

    Don't complicate things for yourself if you have to change into scrubs, etc. Just go focus on your wife and baby.

    Congratulations!

    Don't forget to buy her two dozen roses. Your flowers should be the best. Also, during this time, rember that she's always right no matter how wrong she might be.

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    Carry in hospitals is fine in Colo except VA Hospitals which are Federal property. You can't even leave the gun locked in a COM in the trunk in the VA's parking lots.

    The buildings are also posted but buy the time you see the signs, you have broken the law.
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    I left mine with security (they have lockboxes). It's not illegal in Washington, but the hospitals are posted and I figured my wife wouldn't be happy if I got escorted out by security while she was there.
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    Carrying while at the hospital while wife is giving birth?
    If she did, it would probably be a first. Not even SmartCarry would be concealed ...

    I wonder what Limatunes did. Yo! Lima!?? Yo! Who works here?

    In Oregon, it's not illegal. If posted and caught, they might well have security escort you outside, though I've been to the hospital grounds enough in the past 3yrs to lose count of the number of times I've been through office visits, tests and even a couple simple procedures without disarming. YMMV, but in Oregon it's not a crime.
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    Memorial in Colorado Springs only prohibits open carry. I thought it was a "no weapons" sign, but I did not read the sign correctly until walking out with my new baby boy. Otherwise, I would have carried.

    I am not sure about Penrose Hospital.

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    I always carry unless Iím entering a secure area that prohibits it.

    Hospitals in Florida cannot prohibit it, and I really donít like walking out into dark parking lots unarmed.

    However, when my child was born 24 years ago, I was a deputy sheriff at the time, and I did not. It was to warm in the hospital to wear a jacket all day, and Iím not conferrable carrying a pistol IWB.

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    I had the Kel-Tec in the pocket. I didn't want to be worried about trying to keep a holster covered while I was "distracted". Legal in CT.
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