Skip to comments.Lawsuit Filed Against Anti-Gun Colorado Hospital
Posted on 01/28/2012 6:32:59 AM PST by marktwain
Colorado --(Ammoland.com)- As you may know, Colorado state law doesnt allow a taxpayer-funded facility to ban concealed carry (i.e. they think you shouldnt be able to defend yourself).
Based on that law, Rocky Mountain Gun Owners filed a complaint against Colorado State University two years ago, and won.
This week, the same lawyer who filed against CSU again represented Rocky Mountain Gun Owners members by filing a lawsuit against Northern Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) in Greeley.
NCMC is a county-owned hospital, and bans permit holders (in fact, all firearms) from entering that facility, though they do not have the required metal detectors and security personnel at every entrance.
Put simply, they cant do that.
As of this moment, NCMC is a Criminal Safezone. You may never set foot in NCMC, but this is a direct assault on your Second Amendment rights, and its happening all across Colorado illegally.
If RMGO prevails, law-abiding gun owners in Colorado will be allowed to carry in NCMC to protect themselves and their families from any violent criminal who would seek to do them harm.
It will send a message to every (illegally) gun-banning facility.
Make no mistake about it, this is a lawsuit to put ALL taxpayer-funded facilities on notice: RMGO will sue if you violate the Second Amendment rights of Colorado gun owners.
Gun owners in Colorado should be outraged by this gross violation of state law and our Second Amendment rights.
You and I need to make an example of NCMC that banning guns in taxpayer-funded facilities will not be tolerated in Colorado.
Its not only detrimental to the safety of law-abiding citizens, but it shows a blatant disregard for the law. And we worked too hard to set the law to allow unelected bureaucrats to set policies that violate the law.
Thanks again for your passionate commitment to defending and protecting our Second Amendment rights. Ill be sure to keep you updated. For freedom, Dudley Brown Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Gun Owners
Rocky Mountain Gun Owners is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, single-purpose citizens organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the Constitutionally protected right-to-keep-and-bear-arms through an aggressive program designed to mobilize public opposition to anti-gun legislation. Rocky Mountain Gun Owners mailing address is P.O. 27, Windsor, CO 80550. They can be contacted toll-free at 1-888-874-7646. Its web address is www.RMGO.org .
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Just spent a good deal of yesterday in a hospital exactly like that. No guns allowed.
This was the maternity building where my first grandchil' was being born.
I wrestled with the issue a while ~ since the signs were very large and couldn't be missed. At the same time the standard EXIT signs were in red and couldn't be read ~ must talk to the signage authority there.
There were a number of oxygen bottles around, and locked areas with various sorts of medications and materials used in surgery. That would include ethers, alcohols, ........... Hmm?
What is the probability of small arms fire igniting explosive aromatic hydrocarbons and alcohols?
Do we have a ban on "potential violence" or "potential fire" in a hazardous area?
Maybe some hospital professionals would like to address this one.