Rights Disarm Metal Detectors
Dinan, Stephen, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Byline: Stephen Dinan
After rushing to post metal detectors at entrances to state capitols after September 11, some states are now realizing that there's nothing their security guards can do about many of the people who are carrying firearms into the buildings.
Right-to-carry and concealed-carry laws in many states specifically grant residents the right to have a gun in public spaces - and in many cases those laws apply to states' capitols.
That's exactly what's happened in Kentucky, where the state constitution specifically grants residents the right to carry an unconcealed firearm in public and where state law allows permit holders to carry one concealed. …
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Publication information: Article title: Rights Disarm Metal Detectors. Contributors: Dinan, Stephen - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: January 22, 2002. Page number: 3. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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