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During session, thousands of visitors go through security at the state capitol.

And starting this month, state leaders say as long as you have a permit, it’s ok to pack heat at the capitol.

“Effective October 1st, a state law was passed that allowed for individuals who are licensed concealed weapons permit holders to bring firearms into the state capitol,” said Heather Smith, spokesperson with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

The new policy requires Capitol Police check an individual’s permit before they’re allowed inside.

State workers at a meeting with Capitol Police questioned the new policy Thursday.

Source: Jerry Hume for WTXL.

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