NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – Weapon detection systems are being installed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Hospital leaders said it’s part of a new security plan to keep patients and staff safe.

The new screening devices will be installed starting at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on April 18, a hospital spokesperson said. They will be expanded to other buildings over the coming months.

The weapon detection systems will be placed in the vestibules on the first and second-floor entrances to the children’s hospital. The current metal detectors used to enter the emergency department will remain in place.

Last September, a man was arrested while visiting his son at Monroe Carrell after police said he had a loaded gun and threatened to shoot someone. Rush said guns have never been allowed and this new technology will stop people from sneaking them into the hospital.

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I wonder how effective this system will be. We will know eventually, but if it is anything like their COVID screening procedures, you would probably carry a Panzerfaust and get away with it.

The COVID procedure is as follow: You walk in, approach a manned desk, get a sticker like the one above, paste it in the front of your upper garment and proceed to traipse around the facility. Short of you coughing up blood and showing pustules all over your body, you are certain to be left alone. No temperature checking, no other observations required.

Kabuki Theater of Faux Safety.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

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  1. all these “safety measures “ do is protect the wacko who decides to go postal…
    as Im preaching to the choir…. our hospitals all have no weapons signs…

  2. Probably an intrusive body scanner. I think a Las Vegas hotel was also talking about installing them under the check-in desks to scan customer luggage. (Not to mention the customer from the waist down.)

    1. If I had to guess, they’re getting a system that’s something like the CEIA “Opengate” system. First exposure to it was at a local event center to me (holds everything from a concert hall to hockey games to monster trucks to gun shows) when I was going to a hockey game with some friends. Then I saw that the county next to me was putting them in all their schools after a few incidents of kids showing up with guns in their backpacks, total cost was something like $800k to get the system up and running.
      Interesting system for certain.

  3. A “weapons detection system” that isn’t manned by armed security capable of stopping and detaining someone trying to bring a weapon into the building is pointless. Just “kabuki theater” bullsh*t to impress the gullible into
    believing they are “DOING SOMETHING”.

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