Dan Patrick got spooked after he got into an argument with a man who later fired shots *outside the Capitol.* Patrick carries a gun, but demanded the detectors for those of us who don’t have a Concealed Carry Permit. Again, no shots were fired in the Capitol.
Real-at-the-time news and blog reports are still available on-line.
Here’s two blog posts asking readers to call Senator Patrick:
http://thefiringline.com/forums/archive/index.php?t-394641.html Dan went home to Houston and lobbied for metal detectors from his office, there.
Off the Kuff, a far-left blog,reported about Patrick’s advocacy for the metal detectors.