The state of Washington allows carry in all but a few specifically listed areas of public buildings. All of the areas listed as being forbidden involve security of criminals or the mentally ill. Oddly enough, the Capitol isn't on the list. As a matter of fact, during recent hearings involving an AWB in the state over 300 people showed up. Most opposed the ban, and many, if not most, of them were armed. Ralph Fasciatelli, head of Washington Ceasefire, asked a state trooper to make the armed people leave the building. The trooper's reply? "I can't do that. They aren't doing anything illegal".
Bet that burned HIS buns!