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    Have gun, will travel into the Texas state capitol
    With security concerns on the rise, metal detectors finally are finally being installed and turned on at the Texas Capitol.

    By JAY ROOT

    Associated Press Writer


    AUSTIN, Texas —
    With security concerns on the rise, metal detectors finally are finally being installed and turned on at the Texas Capitol.

    But there's one way citizens, lobbyists and other visitors can escape the lines: Carry a concealed handgun.

    In the building where the conceal-and-carry law was written, Texans are not only allowed to pack heat. Under the new security procedures, there's now practically an incentive to be armed - or at least to hold the license for it.

    Officials are creating one line for the masses, one line for lawmakers and their staffs and then a totally separate procedure for concealed handgun license holders. The general public has to get scanned at the entrances. State officials - and gun-toting citizenry - do not.
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    Seems to be different rules for different people. Bus drivers get fired if they carry but yet pilots are trained and told to carry. I guess part of that is depending on how many can die at once?

    Police take gun from JetBlue pilot. There are reportedly 10,000 pilots carrying handguns under the program. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37277114...rity?gt1=43001
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    gogodawgs wrote:
    What they get wrong is our capital in this state has NO metal detectors and open carry is allowed!

    Been there done that more than once too. As it should be.

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    Same here...


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    Me too
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    Here too, but I was the one taking the pictures in the Capitol. It's a good idea and one I have thought about too. Maybe it won't be so bad when I do go back to Texas someday.

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