I didn’t know concealed carry holders were allowed to bring their guns into the Minnesota Capitol.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A state security panel backed the idea of more regular permit checks for gun owners who want to carry weapons in the State Capitol, but fell short of votes Tuesday on a proposal to ban guns altogether in certain state government buildings or areas.
Currently, permit holders only have to notify the state once that they might carry a firearm into the Capitol or any of 16 other buildings on the main state government campus in St. Paul.
The Advisory Committee on Capitol Area Security is charged with recommending policy changes to the Legislature to shore up security procedures. Initially, the committee considered a yearly permit check, but ultimately opted Tuesday to recommend that be done once every five years.
Under the proposals, metal detectors would have to be installed to screen visitors at public Capitol entrances.
He also pointed out that Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has publicly said he has no problem with law-abiding gun owners carrying their weapons at the Capitol. Prettner Solon’s support for more restrictive measures was a high-profile split with Dayton, who chose her as his running mate in 2010.
This is pretty awesome, nobody should be deprived of his 2nd Amendment rights, specially in a government building.