Guns at the Capitol

Only in Texas would increased security come with extensive clarification about what types of guns you CAN carry into the capitol building.

Under current state law, so-called “long guns” — rifles, shotguns and the like — will remain legal in the domed landmark if they are carried openly, in a non-threatening way.

And, under an exemption approved Tuesday as a part of a new security plan, Texans with a concealed-handgun license will be able to take their pistols into the statehouse as well.

The article goes on to clarify that we should all feel plenty safe as it’s only legal for legislators to carry concealed weapons into committee meetings but not into the public gallery.  Oh good.

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  1. TC
    TC says:

    I know you might disagree, but I’m glad to see a senator protecting our rights, and I’m even more happy that he is carrying…

    As a concealed gun carrier myself, I appreciate knowing that there are responsible “law abiding” citizens who are prepared to handle a situation should one arise.

    You hope you never have to use it, but you’ll appreciate a concealed gun carrier if one of them ever has to step up and save your life. Since I live and work in a metropolis that has 3+ million people (Houston), you never know who or what may arise on a moment’s notice…

    You could try to control the gun population via regulation and law, but if someone is going to use a gun for evil, they probably don’t hold the laws in high regard to start with… be happy that your state has the ability to let its citizens protect itself. And support your politicians who believe in responsible gun ownership through education and training.

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