I’ve been meaning to post on this for a few days now but I just haven’t gotten around to it.
It really has no effect on me because I can’t give blood anyway…I lived in Spain for three years in the mid 80’s and they’re afraid I may be mad…er…have a cow…er…have been exposed to mad cow disease…something like that.
Anyway, apparently, the ARC has recently declared their blood-mobile RVs to be victim disarmament zones.
I talked to the supervisor of the bus crew. She said someone had
fainted and pulled their gun when they woke up…AND said it was not
Yesterday I received 2 messages. One from, if I have this right, Al Ford of the Fredericksburg office (540-735-0519) and Sarah of Newport News (757-333-3217)
I returned both calls. I left a message with Al, but spoke to Sarah.
She started the conversation with “Your not happy with our new policy huh?” and of course I said no (as well as a few other things).
She reviewed the actually policy “this is new (not audible) division with the support of our national…”
She then asked if I was a police officer. I said no and she said “the only ones who will be allowed are credentialed police officers in uniform. Unfortunately everybody else will not be allowed to have weapons.”
A helpful commenter to that opencarry.org thread left this:
To call and complain, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (800-448-3543).
Perhaps they’re trying to kill two birds with one stone by creating customers at the same time as harvesting product? Who knows.
As I said, the policy doesn’t affect me at all since I’m persona non grata to them anyway; therefore, I’m not going to opine on whether gun owners should continue to donate blood…consider this nothing more than a public service announcement.