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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Sun May 29, 2016 4:32 pm

I just had a great experience at the Texas State Capitol building. Separate line for LTC holders. Very polite and professional DPS officers.

My wife was very shocked that they allowed carry.
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Post by JALLEN » Sun May 29, 2016 5:18 pm

That's been my experience in several trips.

It's too bad public parking is so far from the entrance. Many of us have a hard time walking that far anymore, then all the way back.
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Post by Papa_Tiger » Sun May 29, 2016 6:58 pm

JALLEN wrote:That's been my experience in several trips.

It's too bad public parking is so far from the entrance. Many of us have a hard time walking that far anymore, then all the way back.
The Capitol Parking Garage is here:

1201 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

That is about as close as you can park to the Capitol due to the expansive nature of the grounds and other buildings surrounding it. Is that where you go when you visit?

I will second the professionalism of the DPS troopers who man the posts and admit LTC holders. It is great to walk my young kids to the front of the line and have the officers tell me that I need to put my jacket and bag on the x-ray machine, politely wave them off and walk over to the express lane :cool:

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Post by JALLEN » Mon May 30, 2016 6:45 am

Papa_Tiger wrote:
JALLEN wrote:That's been my experience in several trips.

It's too bad public parking is so far from the entrance. Many of us have a hard time walking that far anymore, then all the way back.
The Capitol Parking Garage is here:

1201 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

That is about as close as you can park to the Capitol due to the expansive nature of the grounds and other buildings surrounding it. Is that where you go when you visit?
The last time, I drove my visitors to the south boundary, dropped them off, and parked on 11th Street just off Congress. The San Jacinto garage is every bit as far.

I can't walk that far any more at one time, a pity because I have walked all over that area in the past. The ravages of old age and decrepitude are taking their toll.
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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Tue May 31, 2016 10:38 am

The walk is tough, but it's no worse than when you visit the capitol building of that neighboring country (in Washington DC). The Texas Capitol itself is very impressive. I especially liked looking at the portraits of past Governors, and the early days when there were territorial Governors and then Presidents.
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Post by drjoker » Tue May 31, 2016 11:06 am

Why the shock? That's what liberty is: equal treatment for the rich, powerful, and the regular joes. If state lawmakers can carry, then we should be able to carry. There is a law on the books in Washington DC that says lawmakers are exempt from gun regulations and that they can carry when, where, and whatever they want. That is NOT liberty. That's why I live in Texas.

Yahoo news: (D.C.) Capitol Police say it is allowable for members of Congress to keep guns in their offices and to transport them as well, However, civilians are NOT allowed to CC in D.C. (There's a law that says members of congress are exempt from gun laws.) That's why Sen. Feinstein, veteran gun banner says she no longer has a San Francisco gun license. What she fails to tell you is that because of this exemption law, she no longer needs a license and she is still carrying her 38. cal snub nosed revolver. BTW, she used to own the ONLY San Francisco gun license in existence. The police chief of San Francisco has only approved for her to have a gun license at the time. This is NOT liberty.

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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Tue May 31, 2016 11:10 am

drjoker wrote:Why the shock? That's what liberty is: equal treatment for the rich, powerful, and the regular joes. If state lawmakers can carry, then we should be able to carry. There is a law on the books in Washington DC that says lawmakers are exempt from gun regulations and that they can carry when, where, and whatever they want. That is NOT liberty. That's why I live in Texas.

Yahoo news: (D.C.) Capitol Police say it is allowable for members of Congress to keep guns in their offices and to transport them as well, However, civilians are NOT allowed to CC in D.C. (There's a law that says members of congress are exempt from gun laws.) That's why Sen. Feinstein, veteran gun banner says she no longer has a San Francisco gun license. What she fails to tell you is that because of this exemption law, she no longer needs a license and she is still carrying her 38. cal snub nosed revolver. BTW, she used to own the ONLY San Francisco gun license in existence. The police chief of San Francisco has only approved for her to have a gun license at the time. This is NOT liberty.
My wife is a staunch supporter of Hillary. She is shocked that I can carry anywhere at all.

And yes, I am working on her....
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Post by Flightmare » Tue May 31, 2016 11:13 am

Soccerdad1995 wrote:My wife is a staunch supporter of Hillary. She is shocked that I can carry anywhere at all.
I dunno man, that may be grounds for divorce here in Texas. :biggrinjester:
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Post by jb2012 » Tue May 31, 2016 11:40 am

Sounds lik it's easier to carry at the capitol, than Hays Co Government building. Went there the other day and they made me wait 10 minutes while they "ran" my ltc and then proceeded to follow me to the tax office, wait outside for me to leave, and then followed me to the door. Kind of ridiculous.


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Post by Rpenn57 » Tue May 31, 2016 11:41 am

My mother used to work at the capitol. When I would go see her sometimes, I could use one of the parking spots almost closest to the front door! Ah the good ol days. My last visit there was a few months ago. I work close by so i walked over at lunch. I used the CHL/LTC line but wasn't even carrying at the time. Just thought it was cooler than using the other lines.


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Post by mescobar_rpls » Tue May 31, 2016 3:40 pm

jb2012 wrote:Sounds lik it's easier to carry at the capitol, than Hays Co Government building. Went there the other day and they made me wait 10 minutes while they "ran" my ltc and then proceeded to follow me to the tax office, wait outside for me to leave, and then followed me to the door. Kind of ridiculous.

Wow, an armed escort! :clapping:

If you could just get them to walk you to your car and follow you home, you may not need to carry at all. "rlol" :smilelol5:

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Post by JALLEN » Tue May 31, 2016 4:52 pm

Soccerdad1995 wrote:The walk is tough, but it's no worse than when you visit the capitol building of that neighboring country (in Washington DC). The Texas Capitol itself is very impressive. I especially liked looking at the portraits of past Governors, and the early days when there were territorial Governors and then Presidents.
I've always loved going to the Capitol, one of the most impressive looking buildings there is in my opinion. You used to be able to park in that long oblong drive, among the SO license plates when you could find a spot.

One year, maybe 1959 or so, sometime after marching up Congress with the high school band at Band Day, I made my way to the Capitol. It was a Saturday, just after lunch. Not a soul was in the building that I saw. I wandered all over the place, looking at everything. At one point, I pushed open the door to the Governor's Office and had a look around this huge room. Nobody was there.

I reviewed all the photos and paintings on the walls and admired the enormous desk sitting in front of the window looking down Congress. There was a huge green leather high-backed chair with the Seal. After due admiration, I had a seat. A couple of minutes later, as I am sitting there, a skinny red haired kid in this huge chair, the door opened and in walked a distinguished looking older man who turned out to be Price Daniel, the Governor. I figured I would be spending the rest of my life in reform school, but he turned out to be friendly, encouraging. He asked about where I lived, my folks, etc. We had a nice chat. I let him have the chair, of course.
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Post by jb2012 » Tue May 31, 2016 5:49 pm

mescobar_rpls wrote:
jb2012 wrote:Sounds lik it's easier to carry at the capitol, than Hays Co Government building. Went there the other day and they made me wait 10 minutes while they "ran" my ltc and then proceeded to follow me to the tax office, wait outside for me to leave, and then followed me to the door. Kind of ridiculous.

Wow, an armed escort! :clapping:

If you could just get them to walk you to your car and follow you home, you may not need to carry at all. "rlol" :smilelol5:
That's what I'm saying. They have been absolute boneheads about that building for a while now.

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Post by Glockster » Tue May 31, 2016 6:41 pm

jb2012 wrote:Sounds lik it's easier to carry at the capitol, than Hays Co Government building. Went there the other day and they made me wait 10 minutes while they "ran" my ltc and then proceeded to follow me to the tax office, wait outside for me to leave, and then followed me to the door. Kind of ridiculous.

I guess that I must have missed the provision in the law that allows them to "run" a LTC when presented with a valid LTC? :tiphat:
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Post by ELB » Tue May 31, 2016 9:05 pm

JALLEN wrote:...

I've always loved going to the Capitol, one of the most impressive looking buildings there is in my opinion. You used to be able to park in that long oblong drive, among the SO license plates when you could find a spot.

One year, maybe 1959 or so, sometime after marching up Congress with the high school band at Band Day, I made my way to the Capitol. It was a Saturday, just after lunch. Not a soul was in the building that I saw. I wandered all over the place, looking at everything. At one point, I pushed open the door to the Governor's Office and had a look around this huge room. Nobody was there.

I reviewed all the photos and paintings on the walls and admired the enormous desk sitting in front of the window looking down Congress. There was a huge green leather high-backed chair with the Seal. After due admiration, I had a seat. A couple of minutes later, as I am sitting there, a skinny red haired kid in this huge chair, the door opened and in walked a distinguished looking older man who turned out to be Price Daniel, the Governor. I figured I would be spending the rest of my life in reform school, but he turned out to be friendly, encouraging. He asked about where I lived, my folks, etc. We had a nice chat. I let him have the chair, of course.
You need to figure out what date it was that you chatted with the Guv, 'cuz that needs to go in the appropriate "This Day in Texas History..." thread. Maybe in the Handbook of Texas Online as well. :lol:
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