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IPFS News Link • Gun Rights

Texas wants to ban guns from Capitol building

• Star-Telegram
A state senator called for toughened security at the state Capitol on Thursday after a man fired several shots outside the center of state government before being quickly subdued by state troopers.

Unlike federal office buildings, the Capitol has no metal detectors to screen visitors as they enter, although DPS officers are deployed throughout the building. During the 2009 Legislature, X-ray machines were used to screen visitors to the House and Senate galleries.

Capitol visitors can legally carry concealed handguns into the building if they have a permit, according to the DPS.