June 17, 2016

Should Your Chiropractic Office Have a Gun on Premises?

By chirosushi In News, Poll

Recent events beg the questions: Should a chiropractor have guns in their practice and should they allow their patients to have guns on them during office visits?

We shared an article last April: Tips to Protect Your Office, Staff, and Self after a stabbing at a Chiropractic office.

Earlier this week a murder/suicide occurred in a Chiropractor’s office, killing the doctor. One of the comments stood out.

Not to completely state the obvious, but it is rather odd that nothing in this article mentions anything about training in self-defense or becoming a concealed handgun license owner. In the case of getting your CHL, this isn’t even necessary when you own a practice. Your practice is like your home. You can carry a firearm in it. One important caveat: you must train with it.
In this day and age and in light of recent activities, not having a weapon in your office to defend yourself is insane. – MICHAEL HOLLOWAY June 16, 2016

Michael is correct that we didn’t include those options. Mostly due to lack of data and ignorance on the topic. Currently, we are going through a training on handguns in healthcare practices.  We also wanted to collect more data before we publish our next post on this issue. So if you could please answer these next two questions that would be greatly appreciated.

Two men died by gunfire Wednesday inside a McKenna chiropractic office in an apparent homicide-suicide with a shotgun, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

Dr. Robert Sowers, 46, of Yelm was killed, Pierce County medical examiners said. He was the physician at McKenna Chiropractic Center.

Medical examiners identified the shooter as Robert Knapp, 35, of Roy. Knapp was the husband of a receptionist who worked in the office who arrived moments after the shooting, officials said. A massage therapist inside the office at the time of the shooting was not hurt.

Witnesses called 911 about 8:25 a.m. to report the shooting at 9111 346th St. S.

Read more here: http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/crime/article83922932.html#storylink=cpy

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