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    I was watching one of Dave Ridley's videos on youtube and it got me thinking... Is there anything that prohibits someone from open or concealed carrying into the state capitol?

    I thought I remembered seeing something on the news several year back about how "alarming" it was that someone could bring a gun inside the capitol building.



    Here's a link to the video that sparked my interest. Its a 3 parter, might have to pick a different one to see it from the beginning.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=dzcAdxLYBmo


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    I have carried concealed legally to the capitol in Olympia twice.

    XD45PlusP has the document that says it's legal and will likely be able to cite it here for you.
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    All I see is a stupid person that doesn't think a bad guy with murder on his mind shouldn't die on the lobby floor, but would rather have him make it up stairs and kill more people unopposed there. She's too stupid to think past, they shouldn't shoot the poor, misguided bad guy. She also seems to be unaware of the Constitution and what it says and doesn't care either. And it appears she has been an educator in many states. Probably the reason education in this country doesn't educate anymore.

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    I used to be a Capitol Security Officer. There are currently no restrictions to carry there as far as I know. They used to allow people to carry in with their CPLs when there were screening devices, but now there are no screening devices and you may come and go armed as you please afaik.

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    I like the part where she talks about what would happen if there was an active shooter... "Am I just supposed to lay on the ground while they shoot it out like the OK corral?" I was just curious as to what the difference between an armed citizen and a cop engaging the active shooter was because she is obviously able to see it and we are not. You know, because of the whole "being stupid because I want to protect my family and self" thing.

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    As far as I have been able to determine there is nothing to stop person from legally carrying at the capitol... I haven't OC'd on the campus though.

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    I love how politicians always use references to the OK Corral when talking about how guns will automatically lead to shootouts. The chief of police of D.C. said the same thing during discussions of their anti-gun laws (I'd love to cite it, but I don't have the document handy).

    The funniest part about these "OK Corral" objections is that the whole shootout started because guns had been outlawed in city limits. Lo and behold, the troublemakers were still armed while the populace at large was left defenseless.

    Apparently history does repeat itself, and apparently very few learn from it.

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    If I remember right didn't the OK Corral involve the sheriff?

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    irfner wrote:
    If I remember right didn't the OK Corral involve the sheriff?
    The Earp boys were the town Marshalls, the Sheriff was letting the bad guys do as the wished.

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    irfner wrote:
    If I remember right didn't the OK Corral involve the sheriff?
    Actually it was the City Marshal, VirgilEarp.

    And the shoot out didnt actually occur at the "O.K. Corral" - Its just literary license.
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    Well this is good to know. When did they start allowing it? We were told (haven't been there in a few years) that we couldn't even have our guns on capitol grounds after we rode our motorcycles all the way across the state to see our reps. The guard told us that we should just leave them in our saddlebags (yeah, right, leather non-locking bags, I can see the liability lawsuit already when someone steals my gun) since we weren't supposed to have them and there were no lock boxes. A couple years later they had added lockboxes to one of the buildings so we checked them in there, but now it sounds like I can legally carry either concealed with my permit or open any time.

    Yahoo!

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    heresolong wrote:
    Well this is good to know. When did they start allowing it? We were told (haven't been there in a few years) that we couldn't even have our guns on capitol grounds after we rode our motorcycles all the way across the state to see our reps. The guard told us that we should just leave them in our saddlebags (yeah, right, leather non-locking bags, I can see the liability lawsuit already when someone steals my gun) since we weren't supposed to have them and there were no lock boxes. A couple years later they had added lockboxes to one of the buildings so we checked them in there, but now it sounds like I can legally carry either concealed with my permit or open any time.

    Yahoo!
    heresolong,

    There is no RCW restricting it. Actually there is a WAC that allows firearms to be carried in accordancewith RCW 9.41

    WAC 236-12-470
    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=236-12-470
    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/law.../04-19-057.htm

    There was a Bill in the 05-06 legislative session that was introduced by the same "Clowns" that tried to get SB 6304, and SB 6841 passed this year.

    But this bill never got out of committee, nor had an executive session,

    (SB 5344; 2005-06)

    Here:

    Regulating possession of firearms on the state capitol campus

    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summ...&year=2005

    You can legally/lawfully carry your firearm, if you are legal/lawful....lol

    Hope that helps.

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