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    Default Austin, TX - safest capitol building on Earth, thanks to CC

    Good to see one state getting it right....

    GUNS GET A PASS AT TEXAS CAPITOL
    By MANNY FERNANDEZ
    New York Times
    March 8, 2013
    AUSTIN, Tex. At the State Capitol here, a legal concealed gun is the equivalent of an E-ZPass

    To enter the sand-colored building, most people schoolchildren on field trips, out-of-state tourists must wait in line to pass through a security area outfitted with metal detectors and scanners. But those with state licenses to carry concealed firearms can enter in a matter of seconds. They simply hand their permit to a state trooper, who verifies its authenticity. No metal detector needed.

    Just as Texas has long embraced its guns, so has the Capitol. Legislators have walked the terrazzo hallways, attended committee hearings, met with constituents in their offices and voted on the floors of their respective chambers while armed with licensed high-powered pistols tucked beneath their suits or slipped into their boots or purses.

    ...more here

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    Default Re: Austin, TX - safest capitol building on Earth, thanks to CC

    But what about the children?!?!? Lol. If only more places were like this.

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    Default Re: Austin, TX - safest capitol building on Earth, thanks to CC

    Quote Originally Posted by scruff View Post
    Good to see one state getting it right....

    GUNS GET A PASS AT TEXAS CAPITOL
    By MANNY FERNANDEZ
    New York Times
    March 8, 2013
    AUSTIN, Tex. At the State Capitol here, a legal concealed gun is the equivalent of an E-ZPass

    To enter the sand-colored building, most people schoolchildren on field trips, out-of-state tourists must wait in line to pass through a security area outfitted with metal detectors and scanners. But those with state licenses to carry concealed firearms can enter in a matter of seconds. They simply hand their permit to a state trooper, who verifies its authenticity. No metal detector needed.

    Just as Texas has long embraced its guns, so has the Capitol. Legislators have walked the terrazzo hallways, attended committee hearings, met with constituents in their offices and voted on the floors of their respective chambers while armed with licensed high-powered pistols tucked beneath their suits or slipped into their boots or purses.

    ...more here
    Sooooo if someone were to go on a mass shooting spree in the building, they could potentially run into dozens of people who could fight back. That's just to logical to actually work.................... Some anti somewhere is saying.
    Proof Armed citizens make a difference. http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=316012

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    Default Re: Austin, TX - safest capitol building on Earth, thanks to CC

    We have 4x the carry rate here in PA and we don't have this.

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    Default Re: Austin, TX - safest capitol building on Earth, thanks to CC

    The anti's treat people with LTCF's like criminals. Nice to see that in Texas, law-abiding people that pass background checks actually get PREFERENTIAL treatment, not only getting to take their gun in, but bypassing the metal detector altogether.

    What a concept - treating people like responsible citizens!

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    Default Re: Austin, TX - safest capitol building on Earth, thanks to CC

    It's amazing, isn't it?

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    Default Re: Austin, TX - safest capitol building on Earth, thanks to CC

    I do like Texas' express lane to the Capitol building and the death chamber. lol
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    Don't end up in my signature!

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    Default Re: Austin, TX - safest capitol building on Earth, thanks to CC

    What's the first thing that went through George W Bush's mind the night he moved into the White House?

    When I left Texas, did I leave the electric chair on?

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    Default Re: Austin, TX - safest capitol building on Earth, thanks to CC

    Hopefully similar rules at the courthouse didnt allow this happen.....

    http://www.caller.com/news/2013/jul/...hooting-nuece/


    Looks like suicide though

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    Default Re: Austin, TX - safest capitol building on Earth, thanks to CC

    Quote Originally Posted by scruff View Post
    Good to see one state getting it right....

    GUNS GET A PASS AT TEXAS CAPITOL
    By MANNY FERNANDEZ
    New York Times
    March 8, 2013
    AUSTIN, Tex. — At the State Capitol here, a legal concealed gun is the equivalent of an E-ZPass


    Just as Texas has long embraced its guns, so has the Capitol. Legislators have walked the terrazzo hallways, attended committee hearings, met with constituents in their offices and voted on the floors of their respective chambers while armed with licensed high-powered pistols tucked beneath their suits or slipped into their boots or purses.

    ...more here
    Well yes and no. When I first moved to Austin in 1983 there was no concealed carry law and open carry was illegal. Although it was looosely inforced. Was The luby shooting that forced the carry law through.

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