I was asked to review an organization's policy
I was asked to review a healthcare facility's proposed weapons policy. I pointed out a few items that people were completely clueless on.
First, it referred to legally posessed "licensed weapons." I pointed out that in this state, there is no registration or license to own a firearm. Several people thought that the paperwork one goes through to buy a gun was a registration. I informed them there is no way for them to determine what is or is not legally owned. Only license required is to carry concealed.
Second, it indicated people would be searched and weapons seized. Then returned unloaded and that ammunition would not be returned. I pointed out that they cannot detain nor forcibly search anyone that is not a patient. Just ask them and if they refuse ask them to leave and if not call police for tresspass. You should have seen the looks on the faces when they said the gun would be returned unloaded and I asked, "ok, who is going to handle, secure, and unload the gun? Where will this take place? What training will be required and what safety equipment will be provided like a bullet trap and eye and ear protection? Will there be such a qualified person available 24/7? Is there a separate policy on the handling of the weapon to address these issues?" I had a table full of highly educated people staring at me like "oh crap, didn't think of that." I pointed out the last thing you wanted was someone handling a loaded firearm without proper training and protocol. That's more dangerous than a person carrying it in a holster.
Third, I pointed out that they could not legally refuse to return the ammo. That is theft because they have no authority to take it and not return it. Several said, "but it is illegal for them to carry it here, etc." and I pointed out that in this state the signs hold no force of law. It is not breaking a law, just their policy. It would be no different than me sticking a "no loaded wallets" sign on my front door and then keeping the contents of someone's wallet when they enter my house. Self defense ammo can cost as much as $2.50 per round. Given a 15 round mag and a spare, that's $90 in ammo. They would potentially put themselves in a position in which they have no leg to stand on. It is legally owned private property.
In the end, I had raised many more questions than people had answers to. People stick these policies out there without any thought as to how to implement or the consequences of such. Amazing.