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    So my wife had an appointment today at the Mt Vernon DSHS. While she was in the lobby she noticed a weapons and firearms sign that said, "If weapons or firearms are suspected or viewed police will immediately be called" and RCW 9.41.300 was cited below the quote.

    I am assuming it is referring to this,
    (c) The restricted access areas of a public mental health facility certified by the department of social and health services for inpatient hospital care and state institutions for the care of the mentally ill, excluding those facilities solely for evaluation and treatment. Restricted access areas do not include common areas of egress and ingress open to the general public;
    This particular part of the building with its own entrance is for interviewing people for services and such. From reading this it looks like 9.41.290 preempts this. Am I correct in thinking this?

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    Is the building you are going to open to the public or do you need an appointment to get "buzzed" in?

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    The signs were in the lobby witch is open to the public. There is a reception desk and someone comes and brings you to the back viz a door, no clue if its locked or buzzed to gain entry.

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    However the law clearly states "excluding those facilities solely for evaluation and treatment". Unless the Mount Vernon DSHS is providing inpatient treatment (ie can you be admitted and spend 24/7 there) then this policy of theirs is preempted by the state.

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    Ugh, DSHS.

    I'll be contacting their HQ on Monday or Tuesday of next week.

    "An activists job is never done"



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    Lonnie Wilson wrote:
    "An activists job is never done"
    You do not become a "dissident" just because you decide one day to take up this most unusual career. You are thrown into it by your personal sense of responsibility, combined with a complex set of external circumstances. You are cast out of the existing structures and placed in a position of conflict with them. It begins as an attempt to do your work well, and ends with being branded an enemy of society.-- Vaclav Havel, former dissident, now President of the Czech Republic

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    Lonnie Wilson wrote:
    Ugh, DSHS.

    I'll be contacting their HQ on Monday or Tuesday of next week.

    "An activists job is never done"

    Lonnie:

    Would you also want to contact the Washington Department of Personnel? Their building in downtown Oly (Franklin and 6th?) is posted "no weapons" and has the gun with line across it and cites RCW 9.41. Clearly pre-empted, but I can't contact them due employment conflicts.

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    I'll take on that on for ya. I'll get a pic and check the sign out and then write to 'em.

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