Lobbyists Still Getting those CHL’s
Capitol lobbyists are still getting those concealed handgun licenses, but few will be packing heat. Frequent Capitol visitors like political consultant Bill Miller don’t really want to hang out in a line four or five times a day just to get past the metal detectors, so they are getting concealed handgun licenses, because license holders have their own fast lane to get around security. Miller however got his license just for that reason, not to pack heat. “The instructors have indicated that most of the lobbyists are getting it so they can get into the Capitol more quickly.” After all he says “if they really wanted to carry a gun they wouldn’t have waited around this long to get a license.” The concealed handgun law gives license holders the right to carry inside the Capitol, that’s why the special line was set up, so they wouldn’t have to show their weapon at the door.