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I did a search but didn't find anything. Has anyone carried to a doctor's appointment, knowing that you'll more than likely be taking your shirt off?

Looking forward to hearing your opinions!!
 

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I would probably just open carry there. Then there's no awkward moment when they realize I have a gun concealed.
 

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I always carry. Never a word said.
 

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jimmyalbrecht said:
I would probably just open carry there. Then there's no awkward moment when they realize I have a gun concealed.
No open carry in Arkansas.
 

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Seems to me it would depend on the doctor and the law where you live. I think you asking the wrong people. Check your laws, then call your doctor and ask.
I know the laws in my state. I'm not asking if I can carry to a Doctor's appointment in my state of residence. I'm curious to know the opinions of people and their experience with carrying to doctor's offices no matter what state they live.
 

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I have carried to doctor's appointments. Mostly pocket carry, occasionally ankle carry; it depends on what doctor I'm going to see, as that will determine what I may/will have to remove.

There was one day that I went from physical therapy to a doctor's appt. Because I had been working out in PT, I was in gym clothes. I was carrying a Walther PPS in a belly band. Most of my doctors listen to my heart and lungs through my shirt. I didn't think about the fact that this particular doctor pulled my shirt up to do that. I remembered as he grabbed the bottom edge of my t-shirt and I didn't get my hand back there fast enough. He quickly yanked the back of my shirt up. My shirt caught the butt of my PPS, stripping it from the holster and tossing it to the floor. He freaked; "I didn't know you had a GUN there!" I calmly got up, retrieved it, sat back on the table and tucked it under my thigh until he was done. He left the room for a minute, I put the gun back on my hip and that was the end of it. By the time of my next appt, he'd forgotten about it. I started either leaving it in the car or carrying in a different location.
 

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I always carry to the doctor unless I know I'm having surgery. Then it stays home.
 

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jonm61 said:
I have carried to doctor's appointments. Mostly pocket carry, occasionally ankle carry; it depends on what doctor I'm going to see, as that will determine what I may/will have to remove.

There was one day that I went from physical therapy to a doctor's appt. Because I had been working out in PT, I was in gym clothes. I was carrying a Walther PPS in a belly band. Most of my doctors listen to my heart and lungs through my shirt. I didn't think about the fact that this particular doctor pulled my shirt up to do that. I remembered as he grabbed the bottom edge of my t-shirt and I didn't get my hand back there fast enough. He quickly yanked the back of my shirt up. My shirt caught the butt of my PPS, stripping it from the holster and tossing it to the floor. He freaked; "I didn't know you had a GUN there!" I calmly got up, retrieved it, sat back on the table and tucked it under my thigh until he was done. He left the room for a minute, I put the gun back on my hip and that was the end of it. By the time of my next appt, he'd forgotten about it. I started either leaving it in the car or carrying in a different location.
Great story!!
 

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:) It taught me that I needed to buy a belly band with a thumb break!
 

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Seems to me it would depend on the doctor and the law where you live. I think you asking the wrong people. Check your laws, then call your doctor and ask.
Absolutely. WV is open carry but the buildings at the medical school where I teach and practice are considered state facilities and guns are off limits except for LEOs.
 
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