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Red Cross carry?

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    Red Cross carry?

    Ok you legal eagles. Just got back from donating a pint of blood. Carried my Kimber under a work shirt. Maybe I should have found out beforehand, but is the Red Cross facility a "federal building"?
    This is in Michigan by the way. Of course nobody knew but me. One nurse wanted my shirt off but I explained it was a little chilly. What's everyone think?


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    I am not a lawyer, nor did I play one on TV. Matter of fact, I didn't stay at the Holiday Inn last night either, but the Red Cross is a private charity, it is in no way, shape or form a part of the federal government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzleloader View Post
    Ok you legal eagles. Just got back from donating a pint of blood. Carried my Kimber under a work shirt. Maybe I should have found out beforehand, but is the Red Cross facility a "federal building"?
    This is in Michigan by the way. Of course nobody knew but me. One nurse wanted my shirt off but I explained it was a little chilly. What's everyone think?
    No. The Red Cross is not a government agency.
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    No. It is a Charitable Organization, a 501(c)(3).

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    I have donated while CCW. It's OK if not posted. If they don't want your blood, they will ask you to leave.

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    No....NOT gov't....as stated before, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization

    The Red Cross is not a government agency (see: About Us, Governance)

    It's not worth asking their gun policy, because you know the answer you're going to get....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGguy229 View Post
    No....NOT gov't....as stated before, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization

    The Red Cross is not a government agency (see: About Us, Governance)

    It's not worth asking their gun policy, because you know the answer you're going to get....
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzleloader View Post
    Ok you legal eagles. Just got back from donating a pint of blood. Carried my Kimber under a work shirt. Maybe I should have found out beforehand, but is the Red Cross facility a "federal building"?
    This is in Michigan by the way. Of course nobody knew but me. One nurse wanted my shirt off but I explained it was a little chilly. What's everyone think?
    Why did she want your shirt off to give blood ?

    I am a gallon member and never been asked that before.

    She want your pants off too

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    On the "disaster response" part of Red Cross, the organization was mandated by the Federal Government, many years ago, to respond and render aid; but has NEVER beem provided funding by the Feds. Thus, I don't see how it could even remotely be considered a part of the Federal Government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Wing View Post
    Why did she want your shirt off to give blood ?
    I'm guessing he was wearing a cover shirt?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Sarge View Post
    On the "disaster response" part of Red Cross, the organization was mandated by the Federal Government, many years ago, to respond and render aid; but has NEVER beem provided funding by the Feds. Thus, I don't see how it could even remotely be considered a part of the Federal Government.
    Yes and no. A significant portion of their expenditures in an actual disaster response are reimbursed through FEMA.
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    The Red Cross is a private charity, no affiliation with the government.
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    As other have stated the Red Cross is a private organization. The only thing you have to concern yourself with is whether or not the building they are having their blood drive in is federal property. Most of the time they are not. The Red Cross does have blood drives at federal property from time to time. I work at an Army facility and they have had blood drives there so no weapons are allowed there, but once they leave our property they go by the prevailing state laws.

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    I agree with the other posts, the Red Cross is a private organization. However, I do not have a clue about their firearm policy.
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