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Security doesn't ban guns in Capitol

Tourists entering the Capitol on Friday — the first day of new security measures — thought metal detectors were a good idea until they found out people with concealed handgun permits aren't required to surrender their firearms at the door.
“It's OK. Keep the senators and the people working here safe,” Angel Descomps, 23, of Monterrey, Mexico, said moments after he passed through a metal detector.

But when he learned that people with licenses still can carry guns in the building, he said: “What's the point? So, why are you putting up metal detectors?”

In fact, in the hour before noon Friday, perhaps only one in 20 people entering the building through the south entrance had to go through the metal detectors.

A special line was set up for school groups, people with concealed handgun permits and people with state-issued building passes. A computer is set up for troopers to check the status of handgun permits.

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