Friday, May 10, 2013

FAQ: Can A Person Legally Conceal Carry A Firearm In A Doctor's Office That Is Not In A Hospital?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor
Q: Can I Open Carry in a regular doctor's office that's not attached to a hospital?

A: A hospital is listed in the Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL) statutes. However, a doctor's office is not a pistol-free zone, unless it happens to be in a hospital. As such, there is no statutory prohibition against carrying a concealed firearm in a doctor's office outside of a hospital.

However, if your doctor informs you that by his policy that firearms are not allowed in his office, then you should abide by his wishes. He could deny you service and then call the police to arrest you for trespassing if you refuse to leave. Moreover, if you are a fervent believer in gun rights then you have a decision to make: lock your firearm in your vehicle or find another doctor.

Disclaimer
You are strongly encouraged to not only conduct your own independent research but to also consult with a competent and qualified attorney before acting upon any information in this article. Laws covering self-defense, lethal force, firearms, and the Michigan Concealed Pistol License and their enforcement are always subject to change due to laws being amended, politics conducted in the Prosecutor's Office, and election results at all levels of government. Ignorance of the law, legally speaking, is not a valid excuse for running afoul of it. The penalties and fines imposed upon violators of firearms related offenses are stiff and severe.

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.74

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