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There I was, surrounded by State Troopers.....

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My wife had a minor medical procedure done today in Shreveport and we had to be at the hospital at 5:30 this morning. At around 7:30 they came and took her away for her procedure and I moved into the surgical waiting room for the duration.

I decided I needed to sample some of the waiting room coffee from a small breakfast bar they had set up at the middle of the room. So I'm right in the middle of filling my cup when I hear a large group of guys come up behind me. As I finish filling my cup, I say "Morning guys" as I slowly turn around from the coffee pot and realize I was addressing six Louisiana State Troopers.

We made some small talk as they got coffee and I find out they had a member of their troop having surgery this morning and they all came by to wish him well before he went in. After a minute or two, I suddenly remembered that I was carrying and thought to my self, "I hope none of these guys freak out if they notice".

Even though I'm licensed and the hospital is not posted, some officers have been known to treat you like a bank robber, when they notice you carrying, until they ID you as a good guy. I was even thinking how bad the coffee was going to burn if I got taken to the floor.

Since the last thing I needed was to be spread eagle in the middle of the waiting room while the wife was in surgery, I decided to retreat to my little corner of the waiting room and limit my contact with my new coffee buddies. Luckily, either my supertuck holster is paying for it's self or these guys figured with my military hair cut and charm, I was a good guy.

Of course the wife is doing fine and will be coming home in the morning.........
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Glad all went well in both situations. I hope your wife makes a speedy recovery.:smile:
 

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Ditto....to all comments.....wishing the wife a speedy recovery!
 

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I had the same issue when I was going to ER. This time of course, I was the patient.

I am driving home after shopping and my vision goes blurry. I am guessing my sugars are skyrocketing so I check it with a meter. 468....I decide to go to ER.

However, I am too scared to leave the Glock in my car, so I take my office bag and keep it in there. Fortunately, the door entrance to ER didn't have metal detectors.

My 2 days went well. No one bothered to check the bag.
 

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I had the same issue when I was going to ER. This time of course, I was the patient.

I am driving home after shopping and my vision goes blurry. I am guessing my sugars are skyrocketing so I check it with a meter. 468....I decide to go to ER.

However, I am too scared to leave the Glock in my car, so I take my office bag and keep it in there. Fortunately, the door entrance to ER didn't have metal detectors.

My 2 days went well. No one bothered to check the bag.
Just to ease your mind with metal detectors at the ER.

Think wheelchair

Think gurney

Think walkers

Think oxygen tanks

Very slim chance that an ER would have metal detectors. :wink:
 

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may your wife have a speedey recovery,,

but on a side note, youre a good guy... so relax and dont get too nervous around LEO. They tend to notice and pick on details such as nervous behaviour. you may not be doing anything wrong or illegal, but you may make yourself look suspicious..
 

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I've met several Tx LEO while carrying and they all seem pretty good about people with CHL licenses down here,Glad your wife made it out okay.
 

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Glad your wife is OK.


I have been treated with nothing but respect by LEO's during the three traffic stops I have had since receiving my CHL.
You may need to slow down! (I'm probably not the best one to be saying that, I drive too fast but I've been lucky so far.)
 

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Just to ease your mind with metal detectors at the ER.

Think wheelchair

Think gurney

Think walkers

Think oxygen tanks

Very slim chance that an ER would have metal detectors. :wink:
John Luttrel - Glad your Mrs. came out Ok and there was no excitement in the waiting room.

NC Bullseye - EVERY hospital ER and / or clinic in the Denver metro area has a metal detector you have to go through to get in, and all hospital entrances are posted. It's worse than going to the airport.
 
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