I live in Louisiana, but I have 4 yrs military, and a BS, I have several friends that a cops, and a federal secret security clearance, so I'm sure that made it easier.
And I suppose it dont hurt that the HR guy is a former marine like myself
I did the normal background check that took a week, did the psyc. eval to check if I'm a looney bin and the standard urnie screen, and that was that.
As far as the handing out guns like candy bars, I'm a three time pistol expert in the marines and a certified marksmanship instructor, so I'm a minimal liability with a firearm.
For anyone that cares, I requested to work in the Courthouse, and now I'm a bailiff, so I get to pick the brains of the attys, the 5 state judges we have, and their clerks.
I love it. I couldnt ask for a better 0L job!