Just visited the TX Caiptal yesterday

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    Just visited the TX Caiptal yesterday

    OK, I had heard and knew there were 2 security lines to get in to the capital building in Austin but I have not been in over 20 years to the visit the state capital. I took my family yesterday as a home school field trip, after my Wife finished up an Interpreter certification test.

    I have to say, it was one of the coolest experiences I have had in a very long time. Not only re-learning a lot of state history, but as we walked in my Wife (who was not carrying) took the kids through the metal detectors while I walked through the CHL line. I handed my CHL to a State Trooper, he swiped it, handed it back to me and thanked me for visiting as I walked in to the capital building of the greatest state in the Union.

    I walked around with my family, took tours, passed by state legislatures, all while carrying my trusty sidearm. And you all know the ending to the story...

    Correct, not ONE person was harmed (other than my wallet in the gift shop ).
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    Odd. Seems the further from the northeastern states one gets (but don't go TOO far west), the more the USSA (Union of Subverted Socialist Americans) turns back into the original USA. Way to go, Texas.

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    It's awesome that they allow concealed carry in the capital building, I doubt that is a very popular thing for other states.

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    It had a major WOW factor for me too. Just thinking of all the people who had sat in the senate room. Even the hinges on the doors had a story. And yes I too made it without no one being harmed. Take that Chicago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Does it have to be a TX CHL or does an CHL with reciprocity work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post
    OK, I had heard and knew there were 2 security lines to get in to the capital building in Austin but I have not been in over 20 years to the visit the state capital. I took my family yesterday as a home school field trip, after my Wife finished up an Interpreter certification test.

    I have to say, it was one of the coolest experiences I have had in a very long time. Not only re-learning a lot of state history, but as we walked in my Wife (who was not carrying) took the kids through the metal detectors while I walked through the CHL line. I handed my CHL to a State Trooper, he swiped it, handed it back to me and thanked me for visiting as I walked in to the capital building of the greatest state in the Union.

    I walked around with my family, took tours, passed by state legislatures, all while carrying my trusty sidearm. And you all know the ending to the story...

    Correct, not ONE person was harmed (other than my wallet in the gift shop ).
    Awesome. I'm so glad I live in Texas.

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    Cool story Bro...

    No seriously, cool story. All of our government should respect us that much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksholder View Post
    Does it have to be a TX CHL or does an CHL with reciprocity work?
    I believe any Concealed handgun license will work.
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    Re: Just visited the TX Caiptal yesterday

    @that video, looks like they'd be more likely to shoot eachother than anybody else.

    I haven't been to Texas since I was a kid. :(
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    I agree with the rest, great that you're allowed to carry at the capital. One question though. Why is there a seperate line? Seems like that let's everyone know who is carrying.
    OK, two questions. Which line had the most people going through it?

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