Concealed carry to Doctor and Dentists offices
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    Concealed carry to Doctor and Dentists offices

    I've noticed some recent posts suggesting that people might be hesitant to carry to doctor or dentist appointments, and I'm wondering why. It's never become an issue for me, and I am regularly in the dentist chair. My dentist knows I carry, and has no issue with it. I have even gone to the doctor for minor surgery, and after disrobing told the nurses and doctor that I am a CCW holder, and my weapon is holstered and safe under my stack of clothes. They just shrugged and said, "Oh, that's fine. Thank you." And I live in Cal-LEFT-fornia!

    Are there many offices out there that are different? Love to hear why the hesitancy to carry to these places.

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    In some states there are legal restrictions on doing so.

  4. Obviously, if the office says it's okay, then it's okay. My only concern would be if I am going to be separated from my belongings or put under, leaving my firearm in the hands of someone else. If there is a locker nearby that could be used, it would be okay.

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    I love this forum, I always learn something just in time. I have a CHL in the state of Texas for all of 3 days now. This morning I had a Dr.s appointment and had this running through my mind. Should I or Shouldn't I. My decision was not to carry in to the office. I secured my gun in my car. My thinking is concealed means concealed and nobody needs to know, not my doctor or his nurse. I don't know whats right or wrong but I am glad to see I am not the only one thinking about this.

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    Nope! I carry to my doctor's offices and my dentist. I think my dentist carries. My doctor I do not know because as good as she is and as pleasant as she is, she is from Persia originally. I still have to get used to that fact. Everyone I meet or she refers me to for specialist attention says she is really nice, not that I ask, they volunteer the info.
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  7. A CCP in my state (South Carolina) "... does not authorize a permit holder to carry a concealable weapon into a:
    ...hospital, medical clinic, doctor’s office, or any other facility where medical services or procedures are performed unless expressly authorized by the employer."

    I've never broached the subject with my dentist. My physician is an employee of a very large hospital system which has previously demonstrated its anti-gun leanings (the arrest of a CCP holder who carried into one of their hospitals).

    South Carolina, for its conservative reputation, is much too liberal with some of its gun regulations. Churches are also specifically listed in the same statute.

  8. Funny, I consider the word "liberal" to mean "open". I would consider a state with lots of gun controls to *NOT* be liberal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhbmd View Post
    A CCP in my state (South Carolina) "... does not authorize a permit holder to carry a concealable weapon into a:
    ...hospital, medical clinic, doctor’s office, or any other facility where medical services or procedures are performed unless expressly authorized by the employer."

    I've never broached the subject with my dentist. My physician is an employee of a very large hospital system which has previously demonstrated its anti-gun leanings (the arrest of a CCP holder who carried into one of their hospitals).

    South Carolina, for its conservative reputation, is much too liberal with some of its gun regulations. Churches are also specifically listed in the same statute.
    As many churches have been shot up lately people need to carry in them.
    Jerry

    NRA Life Member

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    I carry to the dentist office. I carry to the doctor's office when accompanying my wife for her doctor's visits. I usually leave my Glock in the vehicle when I know I'm going to be disrobing for the doctor but I know my wife has her Glock in her purse so one of us is still armed.
    I no longer trust my government to act on my behalf.

  11. Funny how the term "Liberal" means many different things to many different people. To me it means "Cult", "Theives" "Getting something for nothing, from someone elses sweat" "Counting someone elses money because their a lazy as to work. "electing officils to steal from the producers because they don't have the testicles to do it themselves".

    One thing is for sure, if I were Liberal(cult Member),I would be hiding in shame. I don't mean you Ed, I'm just saying about the other guy.
    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."Frederic Bastia

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