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Has anybody ever carried to their doctor's office?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by CharlesAFerg, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    As the title states, has anybody ever carried to their doctor's office in Oregon?

    Share your experience.
     
  2. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    nope, but then my doctors on a military reserve.
     
  3. YelloEye

    YelloEye Snohomish County Member

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  4. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    yep I tell the nurse what I'm doing when I take it out of my pocket and put it on the counter while she weighs me. Never been a problem. The rest of the time its just in my pants pocket. YMMV
     
  5. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    My wife is the only one who gets to see mine, otherwise it stays in my pocket (or her purse)! :D


    Seriously though, yes I have carried, and they never even noticed through the whole thing.... 'cuz I'm schneaky-schneaky like that! :thumbup:


    I even carried inside IKEA last night despite the little "no weapons" symbol on the entrance door... but I figured it was OK because it was a circle/slash with the sillouette of a Beretta-92 (seriously) and I was carrying a Glock.
     
  6. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    I'm considering finding a new primary care physician. After I removed my sidearm, into the room for my weight, a representative came in and asked me, (although friendly) that they get nervous and asked me to keep it in the car.
    They even told me, "I listen to Lars Larson, too." Yeah, sure.. Like I care.

    I'm a clean cut and friendly concealed carrier, and to tell me to leave it is just dumb.
     
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  7. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    No, I see a doc at Madigan Army Medical Center....or the VA...so firearms are a big NO-NO
     
  8. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I carry at the Doc's office. She doesn't care at all, though it makes some of the nurses uneasy.
     
  9. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    This is very relevant today as I will be carrying at my Dr. appointment today just as I always do.
     
  10. Old Hick

    Old Hick Oregon Active Member

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    Yes, Always. But if needed to bare a hip for a shot, (IWB holster with XDm .40) I would tell the nurse that I had a side arm, otherwise No one knows, and don't need to say anything to anyone.
    When I had back surgery, I didn't carry due to the meds I was on, but the wife Always had hers in her purse. The back doctor had a no weapons sign on his door, but if he wants my business, I'll carry and so does the wife.

    Just don't surprise them, be open and honest if it needs to be exposed. If it was a little pocket pistol, I wouldn't worry about the little added weight at weigh in. Heck, I don't even say anything about the XDm.40 with 17 rounds in it, I just get weighed with it on.

    Stay Safe.
     
  11. The Quiet Man

    The Quiet Man rural Washington County, Oregon Active Member

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    My first trip to a "specialist group for the over 50 crowd" required a pre-procedure consultation where they check your general health, advise you on the upcoming procedure and get you lined out on the "prep cleansing" required prior to. You older folks will understand. Anyway, I wore my standard Combat Commander with a double mag carrier under a sport coat for that meeting. The male nurse chatted me through the information and then (surprise) asked me to remove my coat so he could take my blood pressure. I told him to not get nervous as I was licensed and armed. He laughed and said he was a Reservist and was used to having armed people around him.

    My primary care doc's office is affiliated with a large area hospital and they don't want firearms in their office. When I go there, I carry a compact 9mm in a "tuckable holster" and just place it under my clothing after disrobing. I leave it on during the weighing process so it stays my secret. I don't see any need to make a scene over it when it is so easy to work around without them knowing... and me staying armed as I prefer.
     
  12. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    A pound or two of gun isn't going to make a difference on your BMI. ;)
     
  13. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Chiro doc was a little supprised when he had to lift my shirt to work on a rib but he didn't seem to mind too much.

    I agree w/PBinWA. My 'heavy' gun is 2lbs loaded so it stays holstered during weigh in.
     
  14. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    A physician's office is just like any other business. Perhaps they need clear signage indicating they have a no firearms policy but even if they don't if they say please leave it in the car my opinion is that you do that out of respect for their business.

    You know they don't want firearms in their office and yet you carry anyway? Why? I personally have a real problem with those who think the rules don't apply to them. You don't have to agree with the policy but out of respect for that business rules I would think that you, as a gun owner who respects and obeys the rules and laws in general would respect that physicians office wishes in terms of no firearms.
     
  15. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I always carry to the doctors office both in OR and WA. I have never had problem or even a comment made.
     
  16. Guilty

    Guilty Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    Yes, I conceal carry everywhere that it is legal and I know it has made my asthma Dr. uncomfortable. One time I was conceal carrying a 1911 and when he asked me to lift up my shirt to listen to my lungs with a stethoscope for asthma. The safety was on and gun was in condition 1, he didn't say anything, nothing at all, not a word, he just finished the exam but there was definitely tension in the air.
    My family Dr. (Internal Medicine Physician) is a left wing liberal. I conceal carry there with a pocket pistol so I don't get labeled as a gun nut by him. It has taken me 7 years to develop a good rapport with him and I don't want to mess it up.
     
  17. The Quiet Man

    The Quiet Man rural Washington County, Oregon Active Member

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    They do not have a sign indicating "no firearms" at my primary care facility although the hospital system does post at some of it's facilities. As to doctors and staff being uncomfortable with firearms, they are employees... not the owners. I am a paying customer and they are employees of a business who has not posted. I don't display my firearm because I know from experience that it makes some of them uncomfortable.

    Oh, and as far as your little emotional instructive suggestion and "real problem" goes, please feel free to keep it to yourself in the future. I'm not interested in how you think I should behave or conduct my life.
     
  18. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    There is no sign on the doctor's office excluding it.

    They do require cell phones to be turned off. If they want it excluded - they can post it
     
  19. Asp

    Asp Oregon, the promise land. Active Member

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    Never had any problems. Whatever office I've been to it usually has some kind of cabinet or whatnot that I can use to place my clothes, etc.
    Some offices have locking cabinets, others don't.

    If it fits, just wear/take a jacket with whatever you carry in a pocket. That way next time you go in for an appointment you don't have to worry about showing it off or not.
     
  20. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    yea.. had a smith airweight on my hip when i went into the ER at the Portland VAMC. caused quite a commotion with the nurses, who acted like they shat their pants.. the federal cops who came by to confiscate it were totally cool, though, and were even apologetic about having to take it from me. good representation there.

    now i know. so nowadays, concealed means REALLY concealed.
     
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